Dr. Vaidya's runs a group-based practice focused on burnout, secondary to work stress and caregiver strain. She is also beginning a Mind-Body Medicine program for Post-Concussion Syndrome.
Groups are psycho-educational, focusing on tools and techniques to better cope with stress. They are not a replacement for individual therapy.
Dr.Vaidya has designated status as GP Psychotherapist through the OMA and Ontario MOHLTC. As such, she will not negate Physician's whose patients are rostered in a FHO (Family Health Organization).
She requires a referral from your Primary Health Care Practitioner. Once a referral form is received and reviewed as per criteria below, an individual assessment will be booked to ensure appropriateness for the program. Patients will then be triaged to the group that is appropriate for them.
If you are an MD/NP/PA/SW CLIN PSYCH, you can refer yourself. However, as the groups are partially covered by OHIP, communication with your Family Doctor is necessary. Please have them fill out the REFERRAL FORM and attach your Clinical Patient Profile (CPP).
For all others with BURNOUT, or POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME, REFERRALS are to be made from your Family Doctor, or allied health professional.
Please fill out the REFERRAL FORM and FAX it in to our office (this is the only way our Electronic Medical Record accepts referrals).
Referrals are triaged and accepted based on the following criteria.
Helping Professional experiencing stress or job fatigue (includes First Responders, Nurses, Allied Health, Social Workers, Teachers, Shelter workers, etc) or Burned-out Caregivers
Patients with post-concussion syndrome, who are able to attend daytime groups.
Patients suffering from Job Stress, currently off work, and are available to attend day time groups. (Patients will assessed to determine whether a group is appropriate for them and which group would be the best fit)
Patients who have a Mind-Body, stress-related or inflammatory illness or syndrome (including PCOS, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Overweight, Migraines, Insomnia, or other Auto-Immune Illness) and committed to making Lifestyle Changes. Please provide CPP, consultations, Diagnostic tests).
Understand that there is a fee (sliding scale) for services not covered by OHIP (Yoga, Handouts, Access to Web Portal).
Referrals are triaged.
Priority is given to Helping Professionals.
Wait times are variable based on demand.
Patients who do not fit the above criteria should be referred elsewhere.
Those suffering from distress tolerance or anger issues should seek other treatment, such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Those with addiction issues should seek treatment from a qualified addiction practitioner.
We have a 2 business day cancellation policy. If you cannot attend an individual appointment, please let us know as soon as possible and at least prior to 2 business days, such that we can improve access for other patients in need. Otherwise, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $125.00.
OHIP does not cover the cost of missed appointments.
Fees will be reimbursed by the patient according to the standard rate of $125.25
Patients who missed the first scheduled appointment will not be re-booked.
Patients who miss two appointments will not be re-booked.
1466 Bathurst Street, Suite 306
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3S3
TTC: St. Clair West Station, or #7 Bathurst St Bus. Limited parking is available at the Forest Hill Loblaws/Joe Fresh. There are also a Green P lot in with in a 10 minute walk from the office. As parking in the area is scarce, and TTC can often be an issue, please plan to arrive 20 - 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to ensure you are on time.