THE SOOTHE PROGRAM
The Soothe Program is a brief online open psychoeducation group designed for adults (19 to 65 years of age) in Ontario who seek to learn coping strategies for new or worsening physical symptoms of anxiety during the COVID19 pandemic.
The program is five sessions in length. After attending the mandatory first session, clients may attend any of the four other sessions in any order and at their own pace.
Each session acquaints participants with a strategy that will assist them in regulating their levels of physical arousal. Sessions include education, demonstration, online practice, and suggestions for at-home practice. All strategies have been shown to be effective for the treatment of stress and anxiety.
If you are a health care professional, and would like to make a referral to the program, please go to the Referral Form.
The Soothe Program is designed to assist individuals who are experiencing new or worsening physical symptoms of anxiety, and answer yes to one of the following questions:
Are you encountering one or more stressors (directly or indirectly related to the pandemic)?
Are you new to therapy?
Are you on a wait list for treatment at a program for anxiety and/or mood disorders?
Are you taking medications to relieve anxiety but still experiencing the symptom?
Are you attending an online mental health program (eg., guided self-help such as BounceBack, This Way Up, TogetherAll, AbilitiCBT, Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program), and seeking additional relief of anxiety symptoms?
Did you recently complete a mental health treatment program and experience a return of anxiety symptoms?
(via Telephone) $50.00
First Online Session $90.00
Each Additional Session $80.00
All meetings are held on the Zoom Telehealth Videoconferencing Platform.
Consult the monthly schedule for session offerings.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
A credit card number (Visa, Mastercard) is collected at the time of online registration/intake, and charged immediately after service delivery (or after an administrative service).
Cancellations are accepted on the client portal.
A regular session fee is levied for any session cancelled (or unattended) with less than 48-hours notice, except in exceptional circumstances.
STEPS TO REGISTER
STEP ONE: COMPLETE AN INFORMATION PACKAGE
This package contains a Welcome and Agreement Form (consent form), a Privacy Statement, and a Registration/Intake Form. These documents are completed within a secure, encrypted online e-form/e-signature service (Signority) that meets the standards of privacy legislation in Ontario. Dr. Miceli will review your responses and discuss them with you in the telephone screening. Signority provides an opportunity to download the completed forms; please be mindful of securing the health information after downloading to your device (eg., by adding a password) or printing a copy.
STEP TWO: BOOK A TELEPHONE SCREENING APPOINTMENT
Book a half-hour appointment on the Client Portal. At the time of the appointment, you will be contacted at the number listed in your account. Dr. Miceli will discuss your responses on the intake form, answer any questions you may have about the program, and provide feedback about the level of fit between your care needs/goals and the program components. It is recommended that you are in a private place for this meeting.
STEP THREE: REGISTER FOR THE FIRST SESSION
After being admitted to the program, use the Client Portal to browse the schedule and book your attendance at the first session. Clients must register at least one day in advance.
STEP FOUR: ATTEND SESSIONS IN ANY ORDER
Use the client portal to book your spot in any of the sessions. Clients set their own pace - complete all five sessions in the program, or just a select few. Attend in any order. Clients can also choose to book a session that they have previously attended. Consult the monthly schedule to learn about session offerings.
Referrals from health care professionals are welcome. Please use the online secure referral form (below), or contact Dr. Miceli using confidential voicemail or fax.
The Referral Form is completed within a secure, encrypted online e-form/e-signature service (Signority) that meets the standards of privacy legislation in Ontario. Dr. Miceli will review the form and contact your patient within 48 hours. After submitting the form, you will be given an opportunity to download the completed form.
The Soothe Program may not be well-suited for all individuals or for all mental health concerns. Information collected during registration/intake will be discussed during the telephone screening to consider the level of fit between a client's needs/concerns/goals and the Program. When there is a lack of fit, clients will receive suggestions about alternative options.
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