Yes, contrary to popular wisdom when treated with best practice evidence based treatments (trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy), PTSD is highly treatable and most patients who actively engage in treatment experience symptom reduction and improvement in daily function
Dr. Gouge is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of hospitals, community mental health programs, and private clinics. He has extensive training and experience in the assessment and treatment of PTSD from a best practice perspective.
No, a referral is not required, however, any information available from other health care professionals is always appreciated.
No, in Ontario, psychological services are not covered under OHIP. They are sometimes covered by a variety of employment based benefits and insurance, WSIB, motor vehicle accident insurance, and for members of the CAF's or veterans. Many of our clients pay for services out of pocket.