Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Currently, sessions are available either online or in-person at our Barrie location.

For our virtual clients, we use a secure, encrypted video conferencing through Google Meet.

  • As psychotherapists/counsellors, we cannot give an official diagnosis.
  • In Canada, psychotherapists/counsellors treat common mental, behavioural, and emotional concerns through talk therapy, using evidence-based techniques to improve one’s life.

As psychotherapists/counsellors, we cannot prescribe any medication.

It depends. Most insurance providers do not require a doctor’s note for psychotherapy/counselling. However, some do!

Direct Billing options vary by insurer, and we are able to direct bill some insurance providers. The insurers that allow direct billing do change over time, so get in touch with us to find out if your provider offers it for psychotherapy services. You will receive all the information needed to submit a claim to your insurer during your free 20-minute consult.

Not at all! So long as you live in Canada, we can provide provide services across the country. 

If you prefer, we also offer in-person sessions at our Barrie location. 

For clients that prefer virtual, just make sure to let us know where you reside on your consult call so that we can confirm your insurance coverage (if applicable). 

We accept all types of credit cards as well as direct bank transfers through our secure payment portal, supported by Stripe. 

Some insurers also allow some or all of the cost to be directly billed to them. 

Your medical insurance provider may also cover some or all of the cost of therapy after receiving a receipt for payment from us to be reimbursed. We always provide receipts for all billed and paid sessions. 

For in-person sessions, all payment types (credit, debit, cash) are accepted at the end of the session. 

When you’re ready, feel free to book an appointment with us! We promise it’s super simple to do!

We look forward to joining you on your mental health journey.

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An individual session is 50 minutes long. The therapist will complete a thorough assessment and establish goals for the following therapy sessions.

The following sessions will also be 50 minutes long. 

How long you need to go to therapy depends on your unique situation and desired goals. Some individuals may only need a few sessions, while others would benefit from regular check-ins over the course of a year.

Your therapist will be able to advise you better once the assessment and initial goals are established.

At Serebro Health, we take a person-centred approach. This means you can expect us to listen respectfully and offer you empathy. Once we hear your story, we will draw out themes and observations to give you greater awareness.

Acknowledging or seeing where the problems are is the first step. Next, we will work together to build skills to help you cope and even excel in those situations both in present and future.

Once you feel confident with your new skills, you may choose to end your sessions or come back every now and then for an emotional tune-up.

  • We provide talk therapy for emotional support through times of transition (such as relocation or starting a new career), improving self-care, personal growth, coping skills, dealing with anxiety and depression, performance anxiety, ADHD, weight and personal image, spirituality, and family conflict.
  • Not sure if we cover your specific concern? Book an initial consult to see how we can help!

Virtual Clients

  • Simply get your phone or computer set up and make sure you’re connected to the internet.
  • We recommend finding a quiet spot where you know you will not be disturbed.
  • Join the video call with the link that’s sent to your email when you book with us.

In-Person (Barrie) Clients

  • Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to give yourself time to get settled, we are on the 3rd floor of 49 High Street in the Regus office.
  • Parking is available on the street or behind the building off of Toronto Street. Barrie Transit is also easily accessible from our location.
  • Dress comfortably and be ready with any questions or concerns you may have.

All Clients

  • For your first session, make sure you complete our intake form and provide it to us
  • Be ready to ask questions
  • Write down why you sought out therapy and think of some goals you’d like to achieve.