FAQ

1. What is counseling?

2. How do I know if I need therapy?

3. How do I get started? How do I make an appointment?

4. Is it confidential?

5. Do you offer phone and online counseling?

Telephone Counseling

Online Counseling

6. How long can I expect to be in therapy?

7. How are the services paid for?

8. Are fees covered by organizations?

The Centre for Family Preservation & Wellness is a Private Organization and therefore its services are not covered through OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan)

However, below is a list of organizations that Cissy Pulikunnel is approved to provide services for. Once you confirm eligibility, services you receive from Cissy Pulikunnel are fully covered by these organizations. The type of services, degree, amount and duration of psychotherapy coverage may vary from organizations according to their mandate and claimant's treatment needs.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

Cissy Pulikunnel is an approved Health Service Provider for Veterans Affairs, Military & the RCMP. The Veterans Counseling Service at our centre provides psychotherapy assessment, readjustment counseling and treatment for problems including Post-Traumatic Stress, Depression and Anxiety, are fully covered by Blue Cross for eligible claimants. You can contact your respective local sources for additional information. You may also contact The Centre for Family Preservation and Wellness.

WSIB CLAIMANTS

Cissy Pulikunnel is an approved health service provider for the Workplace Safety Insurance Board. Psychotherapy services including assessment and treatment are fully covered by WSIB for eligible claimants. In order to be eligible, you must be approved for psychotherapy services by WSIB. Contact your employer and/or WSIB to facilitate a referral.

MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE CLAIMANTS

Cissy Pulikunnel is a registered Social Worker, therefore is approved to provide assessment, treatment and psychotherapy to those who have been injured as a result of a Motor Vehicle Accident. Contact your insurance company to facilitate a referral and to have these services paid for. You can also contact the Centre for Family Preservation & Wellness.

FIRST NATIONS COUNSELING

Cissy Pulikunnel is an approved service provider for First Nations & Inuit Health Branch for Health Canada. Please contact The Centre for Family Preservation and Wellness to access counseling.

CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD

Cissy Pulikunnel is an approved service provider for victims of crime including, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, physical assault, rape and hate crimes through this Ministry Program. Contact either The Centre for Family Preservation and Wellness or the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board for information about accessing these services that is fully paid for by CICB.

VICTIM ASSISTANCE QUICK RESPONSE PROGRAM

Cissy Pulikunnel is an approved Victim Assistance provider under this Ministry Program. Anyone who has been a victim of violence, abuse, rape or a hate crime can access psychotherapy through this program very quickly. You may contact The Centre for family Preservation and Wellness to facilitate a referral. (PLEASE NOTE: There is a very short time limit from the date of the crime and when you must submit your application for this program, so please call us immediately should you have been a victim).

9. Who does the counseling?

10. What would my commitment be?

11. What if I need medication?

12. Do you provide counseling within EAPs?

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