Who We Are
Psychotherapy Referral Service ( PRS ) in Toronto, is an association of approximately 50 members; all graduates of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy ( CTP ).
Our not-for-profit organization has been helping match individuals and couples with therapists suited to their needs since 1995.
While we specialize in the psychodynamic approach, you’ll find our expertise spans a variety of therapeutic modalities, in locations across the GTA and at fee ranges that aim to assure your confidence and comfort – with no waiting lists.
Locations and Fees
Our therapists maintain practices in both professional offices and private home settings across the GTA: Downtown Toronto, the Annex, High Park, Queen West, Broadview Danforth, North York.
Fees vary by practitioner and are moderate by industry standards, ranging from approximately $80.00 to $125.00 +HST per hour. (some therapists may charge more) While not covered by OHIP, fees charged by a Registered Psychotherapist are tax-deductible (and, in some cases, may be covered by your insurance plan).
Training and Experience
Focused primarily on the Psychodynamic tradition, graduates of the CTP program attain a solid background in psychotherapeutic theory and practice. As is essential to any psychodynamic training, PRS Therapists undergo a thorough psychotherapy of their own.
In addition to extensive, interactive theoretical study, students must maintain ongoing personal psychotherapy, and complete a minimum of 4 years in group therapy. Beyond this training, PRS members maintain ongoing professional development through attending psychotherapy conferences, training seminars and supervision sessions.
Our member therapists are registered with either the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) or the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and are governed by a code of conduct that respects and ensures the professional and ethical practice of psychotherapy.