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Perinatal Mental Health Service

We are excited to be launching our NEW Perinatal Mental Health Service in January 2020, thanks to funding from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund!

The Perinatal Mental Health Service will provide psychological services for new and expecting parents focused on mental health and well-being. We will primarily offer evidence-based group programs, with some limited opportunities for individual therapy for clients in our service, if indicated. The overarching goal is prevention and early intervention during this critical transition period for parents, to ultimately support family well-being and mental health.

Supervising Psychologist: Stéphanie Boyer, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice) and Tess Clifford, Ph.D., C.Psych. 

Team: Individual and group therapy will primarily be provided by experienced graduate students in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University, supervised by Drs. Boyer and Clifford.

Referrals:  Clients can refer themselves or be referred by a healthcare provider. We will begin accepting referrals in December 2019 through our Electronic Referral System or by fax (613-533-3282). We will schedule a telephone call with each person referred to the service so that we can provide more information about our current programs and determine together if our service is a good fit for the person’s current needs.

Fees: Psychological services are not covered under OHIP. If you have health benefits (e.g., through your workplace) that cover psychological services, you can submit the receipt for full or partial reimbursement.

Fees paid to the Queen’s Psychology Clinic follow a sliding scale, ranging from $20 to $150 per session, depending on your income. You decide, based on your income, what you can afford. We do not want to turn anyone away due to financial hardship, so let us know if the minimum fee is not affordable.

Current Programs: In Winter 2020, we plan to offer a cognitive-behavioural therapy group for perinatal anxiety and depression. We will expand offered services further in the spring/summer, relying heavily on information we collect from referrals to determine how to best meet our community’s current needs.