A practicing psychologist is trained to assess and diagnose problems in thinking, feeling and behaviour as well to help people overcome or manage these problems. A psychologist is uniquely trained to use psychological tests to help with assessment and diagnosis. Psychologists help people to overcome or manage their problems using a variety of treatments or psychotherapies. - Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
Most insurance companies cover psychological services in part or in totality (often as benefits associated to work). They are not covered by the OHIP or Québec’s plan. Clients can contact their (or their spouse’s or parents’) insurance representative in case they do not know the amount for which they are covered. Clients who request an assessment can receive an estimate of the duration and of the total cost by calling the clinic.