Q: How is therapy at the MindSpace Clinic different from therapy at other Montreal clinics?
A: First, MindSpace is the only clinic in Montreal whose therapists are trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), but routinely integrate mindfulness into sessions to help focus therapy and to increase the effectiveness of CBT. Second, there are many kinds of psychotherapists in Montreal, but all MindSpace Clinic therapists have PhD-level training. The rigorous scientific and clinical training required for a doctorate degree guarantees that your MindSpace therapist is knowledgeable and competent, with a wide range of clinical experience.
Q: How many sessions will I need before I see results?
A: The MindSpace approach to therapy is short-term and goal-directed. Our therapists aim for quick symptom reduction, and will teach you the skills you need to maintain long-term change. You can expect to see some changes within the first few weeks. Typical courses of CBT range from 6 to 12 weeks, depending on your objectives. Many clients schedule a few booster sessions in the months following the end of therapy.
Q: What are your hours? Can I see you before or after work?
A: MindSpace therapists do their best to accommodate their clients’ schedules. Appointments are typically during regular business hours and in the early evening (after work or school).
Q: What is the fee per session?
A: The standard fee per session is $130. The fee to meet with the clinic director is higher, and our doctoral interns see clients for a reduced rate.
Q: Are your services covered by my insurance?
A: The majority of MindSpace staff therapists are licensed by the Quebec Order of Psychologists (OPQ), and doctoral interns are supervised by a licensed OPQ psychologists. If your insurance covers psychotherapy sessions, you’ll be able to submit your receipts from your MindSpace therapist for reimbursement.