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Now Offering Virtual Sessions

In response to the COVID-19 situation, our practice now offers Virtual Care. With the importance of physical distancing, online counselling or psychotherapy uses available technology to ensure continued support towards our clients' health.

To attend online counselling sessions you'll need a reliable internet connection, and a webcam.

Hi, I'm Joanne Pilon
M.A. (Ed.)

Registered Psychotherapist

My practice offers a humanistic, client-centered approach to psychotherapy. It is “All About you.” We will work with you to help you reach your goals using the method that makes sense to you and your situation. Let us work together to create an authentic, meaningful experience.

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What We Offer

We Can Help You In Different Ways

It is natural to experience emotional, social or behavioral challenges throughout one's life. Certain experiences such as relationship breakdown, job layoff, accident or serious health issues, the death of a relative or friend, business or educational challenges, life transitions, and traumatic events often leave us needing more support. Seeking help from a professional through these impactful events is the first step in advocating for and taking care of yourself. You can make an appointment or contact us using the information at the bottom of the page.

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Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling

One to one meeting with a therapist which is private and confidential to help address and resolve problematic issues relating to your symptoms or life circumstances.

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Relationship Psychotherapy and Counselling

These sessions focus on helping couples who are experiencing challenges in their relationships with difficulties such as parenting, traumatic incident, finances, communication, and anger management. Relationship counseling can be done with one or both members of the couple in attendance.

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Rehabilitation Psychological Assessment and Treatment

Sessions to help you to learn to live your life as fully as possible after motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries and traumatic events.

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Patient sentiments

  • “Joanne has provided a safe and warm environment that allows me to talk about things that I have not been able to talk about with anyone else. I have been able to move through some of the shame I have been feeling and make better choices for myself.”

    PSYCHOTHERAPY PATIENT
  • I felt very embarrassed about the fear I had been feeling since my motor vehicle accident. I learned that many people go through the same thing following a traumatic event and by understanding and talking about what happened to me I no longer feel so afraid and have returned to most of my normal activities.

    PSYCHOTHERAPY PATIENT

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Your safety and confidence is primary. Most first appointments are one hour. I will introduce myself to you, and provide you with an overview of my experience and credentials. You will be asked to review and sign a Consent to Services Agreement which should answer most of the questions you may have about the process. You can expect discussion about your presenting problem or concern, and the gathering of relevant historical and medical information.

Fees are based on a one-hour session including the time to reschedule a follow-up appointment and arrange payment.

General Therapy:
For therapy clients who need individual, couple, or family counselling, the fees are set and agreed upon at the initial interview and paid for by the client at the end of each session. Payment is accepted by email transfer, Visa, or Mastercard.

Although OHIP does not cover psychotherapy services, most extended health benefits programs do. In this case, the session is conducted under the supervision of a registered psychological and the client submits the receipt to their insurance carrier and is reimbursed.

Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA):
If you were psychologically injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident then your treatment will be under the supervision of a registered psychologist and, if approved, will be covered and paid directly by your auto insurance carrier.

Workers Safety Insurance Board (WSIB):
If you were psychologically injured as a result of a work place injury then, if approved, treatment will be provided under the supervision of a registered psychologist and your fees will be covered and paid directly by the WSIB.

Short and Long Term Disability:
If you are unable to perform your work duties due to a psychological condition and are eligible for short or long term disability, then your disability insurance carrier may cover your therapy sessions. In this case, treatment will be provided under the supervision of a registered psychologist. Unfortunately, many companies will expect the client to pay for the therapy sessions out of their own pocket.

Services are covered by most extended insurance plans (e.g., Manulife Financial etc.) and psychotherapy is provided under the supervision of a registered psychologist in this case. Joanne L. Pilon is registered as a treatment professional with the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Homewood Human Health Solutions. Psychological services are not covered by OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan). Extended health plans can differ. Please check your insurance plan regarding coverage and claim procedures.
I provide individual, couple and family therapy. Often when one member of a family has a problem, everyone is affected. Wherever possible we encourage the family to meet together and help develop solutions and strategies that will work for them.
Services do not require a referral from a doctor. However, a referral for service may be required by your insurance carrier. Various plans differ so please check with your coverage provider regarding claim procedures prior to your first appointment. If a referral is needed by your doctor, it need only state, “I refer _________ for psychological consultation or assessment”.
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health issues. Psychiatrists are able to diagnose and prescribe medications. Some psychiatrists also provide counselling/psychotherapy. A psychiatrist is covered by OHIP. Psychologist: A psychologist has a Ph.D. in psychology and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. A psychologist is able to diagnose mental health issues and provide assessments and counselling/psychotherapy. Psychotherapist: A psychotherapist most often has a Master’s degree or a Master’s of Arts degree in Education or psychology and is registered with a psychotherapy association such as the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists. A psychotherapist is able to provide assessments and counselling/psychotherapy.

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