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: 9 am - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
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
May 25, 2020
As Phase I of re-opening unfolds in Ontario, clients have been asking about the policies and practices at my office. A brief summary follows below - please get in touch with any questions you may have.
Protecting Your Health, Your Family’s Health and the Health of our Healthcare System
Within the last two weeks, Psychologists have received a number of guidance documents issued by the Ontario Ministry of Health, the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and the Ontario Psychological Association. In all documents, the issue of client safety is the highest priority.
After reviewing these documents, and assessing their impact on our therapeutic work, I do not feel able to provide the necessary safety for my clients within the rental offices where I offer services. As such, I have decided to continue offering virtual and telephone meetings until September 2020, and re-evaluate options at that time.
Mental health services continue to be available via telephone and Zoom Media. Zoom offers a secure (PHIPA/HIPAA compliant) and user-friendly video-conferencing service. Encrypted email solutions are used to share written materials and receipts. Payments are accepted via e-transfer.
To use Zoom requires use of an App on either a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Please visit the following links to learn more:
1. Zoom Mobile Apps for iPhone or Android (free)
2. Try a test meeting for Zoom on your desktop
Information About Tele-Psychology
A written tele-psychology consent form is available for review by new and returning clients.
Service hours were expanded to accommodate clients’ schedules of work and childcare.
The service hours are:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9 am to 9 pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 9 am to 2 pm
Your well-being is important to me. Some clients may have concerns about using tele-psychology, adequate privacy at home, and/or challenges in securing child-free time to participate. These concerns are understandable. Please reach out to discuss them with me.
At this time, it remains unlikely that in-person services will be available in our community. The most recent guidance from the College of Psychologists (May 14, 2020) has recommended continued use of virtual modalities (except for crisis or urgent care). If you would like to be referred to another provider for in-person therapy, I can assist you in trying to locate one, but cannot offer any guarantees of a match.
Be Vigilant About Fraud
I encourage all clients to continue to be mindful of fraud. I do not send unsolicited emails asking for confidential information (eg., passwords, PINs, credit card numbers, health information, etc.) or inviting 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 may also be of assistance:
- 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 difficult to predict when in-person meetings will resume. I continue to review information provided by local, provincial and federal health authorities, who monitor and provide advice on the health risks. Any developments or changes in my practice will be shared with you as they become available.
It will be a pleasure to resume 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.