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Psychiatric Services

Milly Feliz Psychotherapist in Toronto

How Do I Know I Need a Psychiatrist?

  • Are you finding it challenging carrying out daily activities due to your emotional state?

  • Do you experience intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiety that are difficult to manage?

  • Have you noticed changes in your appetite, weight, or energy levels that seem unrelated to any physical conditions?


Mental Health can be more challenging to some people than others, mental illness regularly happens when you avoid symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. It is understandable that we have not been taught to treat our mental health, instead we ignore our reality and normalize feeling and being a certain way. Once you become aware that you are not feeling good with yourself or have recurring thoughts it is necessary to reach out for help either from a Psychotherapist or work in collaboration with a Psychiatrist to improve your mental health. It is important to get evaluated first to know if pharmaceuticals will be needed.

Everyone Struggles With Mental Health


We all know that facing our mental health can be a little scary at first, and to finally make the decision of taking therapy is another big step in life. But once you have made it, we assure you that life is going to get easier and that it will help you feel better about yourself.

In some cases, a psychotherapist may recommend working in collaboration with a psychiatrist to help you cope your mental health with pharmaceuticals and  to make this journey a little lighter and controlled. 


Your Brain Needs Balance 


Going to therapy is essential because it offers a safe space to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, helping individuals gain insights into their struggles and develop coping mechanisms. It promotes self-awareness, personal growth, and improved communication skills, which are crucial for maintaining healthy relationships and overall well-being. Additionally, pharmaceutical interventions play a vital role in mental health treatment by addressing chemical imbalances in the brain that can contribute to conditions like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Just as medication is used to manage physical illnesses, psychiatric medications help regulate brain chemistry, alleviating symptoms and enabling individuals to engage more effectively in therapy and other aspects of their lives. When combined, therapy and pharmaceutical interventions form a comprehensive approach to mental health care, offering individuals the best chance at achieving lasting recovery and a higher quality of life.



Your Needs Are Our Priority  


Our practice includes a collaborative partnership with Psychotherapy Matters—a virtual platform that connects therapists and their clients to psychiatrists, making the journey towards recovery less stressful.


You might be wondering what a Psychiatrist is? Psychiatrists are medical doctors that prescribe medication and offer a psychiatric diagnosis. Throughout the process and during these psychiatric consultations, your psychotherapist is always present to help you feel comfortable and contribute to the doctor’s evaluation if required.


How do I know I need pharmaceuticals? 


In order to know if you need pharmaceuticals, first you have to go through a psychiatric diagnosis. Throughout the process and during these psychiatric consultations, your therapist is always present to help you feel comfortable and contribute to the doctor’s evaluation if required. 


How does The Wise Self help me see a Psychiatric?


Most clients wait 6–18 months for a psychiatric consultation. The Wise Self Psychotherapy Clinic collaborates with Psychotherapy Matters, your wait is significantly reduced to 6 to 8 weeks. These consultations come with the added convenience of meeting the psychiatrist virtually while in your therapist’s office or your own home.


Making the decision about seeing a Psychiatrist is very hard. I am concerned about the costs and getting a prescription. 


Seeing a Psychiatrist is another step in the journey of improving your mental health and well-being. Solving past traumas or navigating life transitions will help you make the right decisions, feel lighter and know how to handle situations when life gets challenging.


Embarking on a journey towards better mental health shouldn't be hindered by financial barriers. Our affordable psychotherapy services and our collaboration with Psychotherapy Matters provide a solution that bridges the gap between quality care and affordability. 


At The Wise Self Psychotherapy Clinic, we are dedicated to providing you with flexible and accessible options for your therapeutic journey. We offer online and in-person sessions, whatever modality you choose our team of therapists will be there for you. More than a hundred clients have accessed our services in their preferred way, our therapeutic techniques will improve your quality of life.


If you have any questions about our therapy services or want to get in touch with one of our team members you can call us at (289) 778-5429 or email us at Book now a 15 min FREE consultation.


We are a culturally competent team that offers a caring and compassionate approach combined with a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to help you build resilience and meet your goals. We also offer Psychotherapy Services in Spanish, Mandarin and Farsi. 

Become a wiser version of yourself!

Low-Cost Therapy

We provide  Affordable Therapy

We provide  Affordable Therapy

We provide  Affordable Therapy

We provide  Affordable Therapy

We provide  Affordable Therapy

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  • Do I need to see a psychiatrist?
    If you are interested in meeting with a medically trained mental health professional who can explore your psychological and physical well-being, you may benefit from seeing a psychiatrist. This can include a formal diagnosis or medication recommendations/changes.
  • How do I book with a psychiatrist?
    Please let your therapist know if you’re interested in seeing a psychiatrist. Consultations can be booked after your second psychotherapy session. You will get a referral form to give to your family doctor. Once the family doctor has faxed the referral form to Psychotherapy Matters, your therapist can book your appointment!
  • Do I have to pay extra for a psychiatric consultation?
    No! The consultations take place with both your therapist, and the psychiatrist. The therapist’s regular fees may apply. The doctor’s time is covered by OHIP.
  • How long are psychiatric appointments?
    The first consultation is usually 90 minutes long. Follow-ups are 20 minutes long so they can take place during a regular psychotherapy session.
  • Do you have insurance coverage?
    We do not offer direct billing, however, most extended health plans do cover Psychotherapy. Before booking with us confirm you have coverage for: Registered Psychotherapist

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