Dr. Paula Miceli is a Clinical and Health Psychologist in private practice offering psychotherapy services to individuals residing in Ontario by appointment.
Services are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday - via online videoconferencing or by phone. Videoconferencing is PHIPA compliant.
New Clients Welcome
Tuesday/Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 2pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Service hours have been expanded to meet the needs of health care workers, essential service personnel and members of the community during the COVID19 pandemic.
CLIENT CARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
We are living in a time of unprecedented change. It is understandable to feel uncertain and to have concerns. Your well-being and safety is important to me. This statement outlines the actions being taken to help clients navigate their mental health care during this period.
Protecting Your Health, Your Family’s Health and the Health of our Healthcare System
Based upon the most recent information from the Ontario Medical Association, limiting person-to-person interactions, more commonly known as “physical distancing”, is the best means to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus as it interrupts the chain of transmission. Although these steps are disruptive to everyday life, they afford protection to patients, health care professionals, and members of our community, as well as an ethical approach to reduce the surge in COVID-19 cases that is expected to exceed the capacity of the health care system.
I have decided to refrain from in-person meetings with clients and to use secure telephone and video-conferencing to meet with clients.
Mental health services will be offered to clients via telephone and Zoom Media. Zoom offers a secure (PHIPA/HIPAA compliant) and user-friendly video-conferencing service. To use Zoom requires use of an App on either a desktop or mobile phone. Please visit the following links to learn more:
2. Try a test meeting for Zoom on your desktop
Encrypted email solutions are now in place to communicate with you (eg., share educational materials and receipts). Payments can continue to be made via e-transfer.
Changes to Service Delivery
As we begin to connect with each other using alternative modes and technologies, it would be helpful to discuss a few new policies and practices. A written consent form will be made available for review and discussion.
Your well-being is important to me. Some clients may have concerns about trying new modalities for therapy, adequate privacy at home, and/or challenges in securing child-free time to participate. These concerns are understandable.
At this time, all health services in Ontario have shifted to a Virtual First strategy - that is, doctors meet with patients by phone or secure video, and in-person examination is arranged only if deemed essential and clinically necessary. Ontario Psychologists have made this transition in tandem.
Be Vigilant About Fraud
It is important to be vigilant against those who are seeking to commit fraud. I will not send you unsolicited emails asking for confidential information (eg., passwords, PINs, credit card numbers, health information, etc.) or asking for you to make purchases. Please contact me by phone if you receive an email and are unsure if it originated from my account.
As a reminder, if you develop symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), please stay home. Phone your family physician, Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or your local public health unit for guidance.
The following resources from government, health authorities & national associations may be of interest:
- Public Health Agency of Canada’s advice regarding physical distancing by avoiding public gatherings and practicing good health hygiene (Link)
- National Association of School Psychologists - Parent and Teacher Resources (Link)
- Ontario Ministry of Health (Link)
- Public Health Ontario (Link)
- Government of Canada (Link)
It is not possible to predict when in-person meetings will be available. The decision to resume will be guided by the information provided by local, provincial and federal health authorities who are monitoring the status of the outbreak and the health risk for Canadians. I have been, and will continue to, monitor the situation related to COVID-19.
It will be a pleasure to offer in-person meetings when it is deemed safe to do so.
A STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH
OUR NATIONS' HEALTHCARE WORKERS
A fierce storm is coming. We can all make a difference in this fight against COVID19.
Our frontline health care workers are in the eye of this storm. Some of them are our parents, mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, and friends.
Now is the time for solidarity - to demonstrate unity with our frontline health care workers who have left their families, and the safety of their homes, to do a job that they know is dangerous. They are our nations' heroes.
Our political and public health leaders have asked us to do something simple - but it is not easy. It is hard to give up the things we love to do at a time when most of us have not yet seen the damage this virus brings.
Take heart in knowing that these restrictions are not forever. We will face temptations in the coming weeks - to go out, and to see people. In the words of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization, these decisions may be the difference between life and death.
I am a Clinical and Health Psychologist.
And I WILL stay home for you.
To help you in making a decision about whether to work together, contact Dr. Miceli to arrange a no-cost, no-obligation telephone consultation (up to 30 minutes) to discuss your concerns.
Individual Therapy sessions help clients work through life’s complex and challenging circumstances. Click to learn more about this service or contact Dr. Miceli to arrange a telephone consultation prior to your first appointment.
CASE CONSULTATION SERVICES
Case consultation services are available to Registered Psychotherapists, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists who seek to strengthen their professional practice in mental health.
Full and half-day workshops are offered to Psychologists, Psychological Associates, and Clinicians who provide regulated psychotherapy services.
Supervision services are offered to autonomous Clinical Psychologists who seek to extend their practice to include a health psychology competency.
Temporarily Closed due to COVID19 Pandemic
TS MEDICAL CENTRE
692 Euclid Avenue
Toronto, ON M6G 2T9
The clinic is nestled in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of TS Medical Centre in Koreatown - a few blocks away from Bloor Street on Euclid Avenue, between Christie and Bathurst.
1250 St. Martins Drive, Suite 6
Pickering, ON L1W 0A2
Located minutes from Toronto near the picturesque Douglas Park and Frenchman's Bay. This modern and comfortable office is accessible via Bayly Street between Whites Road and Liverpool Road.
For inquiries about services and fees, please get in touch via phone, email or the form below. This contact form is not private or encrypted, so please consider limiting the information you share. Please allow up to 36 hours to receive a reply.
If you are in crisis or need immediate support, visit your nearest hospital emergency room or call:
- Emergency (911)
- Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000,
- in Toronto, Toronto Distress Line 416-408-HELP, or
- in Durham Region, Distress Centre Durham Crisis Line 1-800-452-0688.