Toronto Psychologist | Dr. Jeremy Frank
About Dr. Jeremy Frank | Toronto Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist and therapist in Toronto with a private practice on Centre Street between Bathurst and Dufferin in the heart of Thornhill.
I offer psychotherapy and counseling services to adults of all ages and older adolescents. I can help with a variety of problems including the following: Depression, anxiety, social anxiety, uncontrollable worry, and panic attacks, crisis management, relationship and family concerns (including couples therapy), grief/bereavement, difficulties with self-esteem, eating disorders, life transitions, difficulty coping with stress or burnout, difficulties with anger, common problems that often result from being involved in a car accident, such as post-traumatic stress, and pain.
I can also help with adjustment to life changes, mid-life crisis, career issuess, emotional difficulties associated with illness, pain or disability, intimacy fears, and the emotional difficulties suffered by survivors of abuse (sexual, emotional, or physical).
I also offer a range of psychological consultation and psychological assessment services and can provide medical-legal opinions for a range of matters.
I earned my Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor (a clinical psychology program fully accredited by both the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association) in 2004. I completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship (fully accredited by the American Psychological Association) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical Univeristy in Syracuse, New York. I also earned my Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor in 1998, and my Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology at Concordia University in 1995.
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I am also listed with the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. I am a member of the Ontario Psychological Association and of the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment where I currently sit on the Board of Directors. I have a strong interest in professional issues in the practice of psychology.
I am committed to providing quality psychological services to individuals with a wide variety of problems and backgrounds in the Toronto area.
Why Choose a Registered Psychologist
. Registered Psychologists receive considerably more extensive education and more intensive training in counseling and psychotherapy than do other mental health practitioners, regulated or un-regulated. To order to legally call oneself a Psychologist one must earn a doctoral degree specializing in psychology, complete a clinical pre-doctoral internship, and undergo a minimum of one year of supervised practice after completion of the doctoral degree. They must also successfully pass a series of examinations (oral and written) in order to officially demonstrate competency in the areas one wishes to independently practice as required by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Unregistered therapists and counselors are not held accountable and are typically not eligible for professional liability insurance. There are no "checks and balances" systems in place to ensure that they are competent to practice.
· Psychotherapy sessions with a registered psychologist are partly tax deductible – that is, they can be claimed as health expenses when you file your income tax.
· Insurance Coverage: Many extended health plans, whether privately purchased or provided by your place of employment, provide partial or full coverage for services provided by a registered psychologist. Inquiries should be made with your health insurance provider or you can consult their benefits pamphlet to determine what coverage you might have. Furthermore, if you were a victim in a car accident, your car insurance provider may also provide benefits for registered psychologists. Additionally, if you have a claim with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board you may also be eligible to have fees of a registered psychologist covered. NOTE: Insurance companies do not provide benefits for services provided by unlicensed psychotherapists and counsellors.
As a Clinical Psychologist your confidentiality is of paramount importance to me. In order for therapy to be effective it is essential that you can feel free to discuss anything you want, and know that your information that what you tell me will be kept completely confidential. I adhere to the standards of professional conduct and their confidentiality requirements outlined by The College of Psychologists of Ontario. There are a few circumstances that occur very rarely whereby confidentiality cannot be enforced as required by Ontario law. I will review these with you in our initial appointment. Other than these exceptional limits to confidentiality, anything that you share in session is entirely confidential unless it is requested by you that particular information should be communicated to another person or organization. In the event that you do request that your information be shared, you will be asked to sign a consent form specifying that you are granting me permission to release your information.