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Turning Point Counselling, located in downtown Collingwood, is a collective of clinical social workers driven to provide quality client-centered care.
We are the only counselling practice in Southern Georgian Bay that is solely social work driven. Social workers stand out for being included in most extended health benefit plans.
Social Workers are unique: We understand how social stressors impact your mental health.
At Turning Point, we value the importance of relationship building and honouring our client’s needs. We are brought together by a shared vision and passion for providing excellent therapeutic care to our clients. Our group of therapists is distinguished for their education and their diverse range of skills and experience. As social workers, we are devoted to our core values: dignity and worth of all people, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.
Child & Youth Counselling (5-18 years)
Often children and youth struggle with big feelings that are tough to navigate. We provide creative and diverse opportunities for children to feel comfortable sharing, and exploring, their thoughts and feelings.
Our therapists use strength-based approaches with a sensibility and acuity for guiding people on their journey to find meaningful solutions.
Marriage Counselling and Couples Therapy
We offer a highly specialized therapy approach to our couples that identifies the root problem in the partnership, facilitates healthy communication patterns, and improves relationship dynamics.
Family therapy can be helpful in improving communication between family members, solving family problems, understanding special family situations, and creating a better functioning home environment.
Our therapists work on a fee for service basis, and are not covered through OHIP. Fees will be established with your therapist prior to the first session; payment is to be submitted at the conclusion of each session. A detailed receipt will be provided for you to submit to your insurance company, or to use as an income tax deduction. Each therapist at Turning Point Counselling Collingwood determines his/her own fee. This ranges from $120 to $150 per 50-60 minute session. Social workers in Ontario are not required to collect HST on their clinical work, so there are no additional taxes charged. Most of our therapists do direct billing with health benefit providers such Green Shield and Medivie Blue Cross.
COVID and Vaccinations
All of our therapists are fully vaccinated. Our rooms are consistently and frequently sanitized, and we have face masks and hand sanitizer located conveniently on site for clients as they enter the building. Currently, our washrooms are temporarily closed. To ensure the safety of clients and therapists we ask that clients self assess for COVID-19 related symptoms, as well as cold and flu symptoms, prior to their scheduled appointment. For ease of accessibility we offer both in-person and virtual sessions.
We accept most major credit cards, e-transfer, and cash. Many of our clients are able to have their counselling covered by their health insurance plan. A receipt, which includes your therapist’s registration number and designation, will be issued within 24 hours of receiving your payment,
How long will therapy take?
The number of sessions will depend on the client, their level of commitment to therapy, and their counselling or therapeutic needs and goals. This could be a single, solution-focused session, or it might be many sessions, over a longer period of time. Our therapists use a brief therapy framework and average 6-8 sessions for optimal outcomes; however issues relating to trauma, self-esteem, and bereavement can take longer to work through. The research on couples therapy suggests about 12 sessions to support enduring relationship change. Client’s have the autonomy to terminate therapy at any time.
Requests for counselling and therapy sessions can be self-referred through our Reach Us page. A referral from a medical doctor or psychologist is not required. We will respond to your request within one business day, and will work hard to connect you with a therapist that aligns with your counselling needs.
Privacy and Confidentiality
We take your privacy seriously. We adhere to the professional and ethical standards set out by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Personal, and personal health, information that has been provided to Turning Point Counselling will be secured with the utmost of confidence and all records will be stored in compliance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act, Ontario (PHIPA).
Blogs & Resources
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