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  • Seeking Ontario Psychiatrist

    Posted by Dr. Kyrsten Grimes on July 29, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Hi there,

    I’m wondering if anyone knows a psychiatrist in Ontario who sees patients privately, even if just for initial stabilization and dose optimization (at which point the fanily doctor could take over)… preferably one without a lengthy waitlist…


  • 6 Replies
  • Sara Dimerman, Founder of Refer To Me

    July 30, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Hi. Unfortunately, this is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Does the clients GP have any contacts because, as you likely know, the referral needs to come from a medical doctor anyway. I typically suggest that, as tedious a process as it is, that the client go through emergency if the symptoms are severe so that they can get to see a psychiatric resident and then hopefully be in the system with a referral internally.

  • Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates

    August 16, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    The fastest option may be a provider on PsychotherapyMatters or to sign up as a provider yourself. I’ve just done so since I’m having a really hard time getting my clients set up with a psychiatrist. Waitlist on PsychotherapyMatters is something like 4-6 weeks for a psychiatrist consult, much reduced compared to standard means.

    • Dr. Kyrsten Grimes

      August 16, 2022 at 7:42 pm

      I was considering becoming a member of Psychotherapy Matters. How has your experience been with them so far? I came across it online, so I only know what is on the website.

  • Shlomo Radcliffe & Associates

    August 18, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I don’t have experience with them yet as I just signed up for the platform. I think it’s a neat concept and definitely aids in getting linked with a psychiatrist faster so I’m hoping it will be useful in my practice!