The Gestalt Clinic
Low Cost Therapy with a Gestalt Therapist in-Training
Gestalt therapy is an opportunity to move through old issues, make changes, improve relationships, express creativity, decrease generalized fear and mistrust, and learn to have more fun. Gestalt therapy is a present-centered and experiential approach to personal change. To be fully present in the here and now offers you more excitement, energy and courage to live life directly.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Who are the therapists in the Gestalt Student Clinic?
Therapists-in-training have a minimum of 4 years of training. The therapists from the Gestalt Student Clinic work in the present moment and are warm, honest and direct. All Gestalt Student Clinic therapists have a supervisor and all cases are reviewed in a confidential manner.
What does the Gestalt Student Clinic offer?
Low cost therapy at a fee of $40.00 a session. Therapists at the Gestalt Student Clinic are available days, evenings and weekends. We currently have student therapists, if available, who can provide therapy in the following languages: Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, English, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, and Serbian.
Where are therapy sessions?
When you book your initial appointment, your therapist will confirm the location of your sessions.
Some of the Student Clinic therapists have their own office spaces in various locations in Toronto including downtown and the surrounding area.
Some Student Clinic Therapists use the space at 417 Parliament Street which is located in downtown Toronto.
Student therapists may also be available in Kitchener, Burlington, Port Credit and the Stouffville/Uxbridge areas. Please inquire if this applies to you.
How confidential is my information?
Once the clinic makes contact with you, the Clinic Coordinator will inform you of the Consent to Treatment and Limits of Confidentiality and ask you for permission to ask you pertinent questions to establish the clinic’s ability to meet your needs. This interview will include information about your history related to your request for therapy. This initial intake will enable the coordinators to assign you to a therapist. The record of the intake interview is held by the student clinic in a locked file. In your initial meeting with your therapist, you will once again discuss Consent to Treatment and Limits of Confidentiality within the therapy session. Clinic therapists maintain their own records. They work with a clinical supervisor for the purposes of professional development, but will not divulge your name or any other information without your permission. Neither the Student Clinic nor the Gestalt Institute of Toronto has access to your files or in any way manages or supervises the therapist’s practice.
How do I make an appointment?
You may contact the confidential Student Clinic voicemail box by calling 416-964-9464, Extension 18. Please leave a detailed message including your name, phone number, hours to reach you and whether your phone number is confidential. The Clinic Coordinator will contact you within two business days for a short telephone interview. You will be referred to a student therapist who will contact you to set up an appointment. The Clinic Coordinator or student therapist will not leave a message regarding the nature of their call on an answering service or with another person, unless they are directed to do so by you.
When you are ready, contact the Gestalt Student Clinic for more information or to make an appointment at 416-964-9464 x18.