WE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SUPPORT!
At this time of so much change and uncertainty, we will continue to be available to support you through video based sessions (telepsychology). Prior to your scheduled appointment, we will send you information about how we can be connected through our secure and confidential platform (doxy.me).
This is a very easy system to use and you will not be required to install any software or downloads. You will simply be asked to click on the link that is sent to you by email shortly before your session. If you are an existing client, please email us if you would like to book a session with your therapist. If you are a new client (welcome), please complete the referral form found in the contacts tab on this website.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
We provide a range of assessment, intervention and consultation services relevant to your concerns and needs.
RANGE OF SUPPORT
Based on your child's unique needs and concerns, we will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the issues and provide treatment suggestions.
Services by Dr. Gilpin and Associates are geared towards work with children, adults and families with the primary focus on the age range of birth through to 19 years of age and their families.
You can call or email directly to initiate a referral or to find out more about our services. Email us or call our office at (519) 319-4743. You can also complete the referral form and mail or fax hard copy to the number provided at the top of the form. Referrals are accepted from parents/guardians directly or from teachers, family physicians, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, speech language pathologists or any other professional.
- Attention Definicit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Adjustment to Divorce/Separation
- Behavioural Difficulties
- Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities
- Relationship Problems
Talking to kids about the coronavirus
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- Anthony Brandt
As a team, we offer the following psychological services:
It is often necessary to meet with caregivers and their child/youth for an initial appointment to gain a better understanding of their concerns and needs. Based on this consultation meeting, we can then decide, together, if our services are well suited for your expectations and needs. If we cannot provide the kind of support that you need, we will suggest alternatives and options within your community.
Cost: $140.00 - $180/hr depending on the specific training and experience of the clinician involved.
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.
— John Wilmot
If you have concerns about your child’s learning and academic progress, we can complete a comprehensive learning assessment (often termed ‘psychoeducational assessment’) in order to better understand your child’s unique learning profile. This assessment will involve at least two visits to complete a variety of measures that evaluate intelligence, memory, processing skills, attention, memory and academic skills. The information from this assessment will then be summarized in terms of educational recommendations.
- Learning Disabilities
- Developmental Delays
Cost: $2000.00 (including 2 copies of formal report).
Based on our experience within school boards, we are very familiar with educational options and plans. While it is not our role to consult directly on school board processes such as Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) or Individual Educational Plan (IEP), we can offer advice and direction to parents on how best to work with these supports. Typically, we will have conducted a psychoeducational assessment first in order to be more familiar with your specific child’s needs.
Cost: $180/hour plus any travel time if attendance at school meetings is required.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
— Abigail Van Buren
We consider your child or youth as our ‘primary client’. However, we believe in the necessity and value of the family and community in terms of supporting your young person. Therefore, while we will meet individually with your child, we will also strive to communicate with relevant caregivers as much as possible to ensure support and shared understanding. We respect the privacy needs of a young person’s time in therapy, but will also work together to keep open and honest communication with relevant family members, as needed.
Cost: $140.00-$180.00/hr (depending on experience and training of specific clinician)
A neuropsychological assessment is a specialized assessment that helps parents and educators understand how conditions that affect the development of the brain (e.g., hydrocephalus, epilepsy, stroke, prematurity, exposure to drugs and alcohol in utero) influence thinking skills that are crucial for learning. Your child will complete a broad range of cognitive and academic measures assessing their intellectual, memory, language, attention, planning/problem solving, motor, visual-spatial, and academic skills, as well as social and emotional well-being. In combination with a review of your child’s medical and school history, the results of a neuropsychological assessment provide a profile of cognitive and academic strengths and difficulties that helps to explain why your child may be having difficulty with academic functioning, social skills, or the ability to complete activities of daily living. Diagnoses are provided when appropriate as well as recommendations for treatment, or strategies to support your child at home or at school. Education regarding the adjustment to challenges that arise from conditions that affect brain development are also be provided when relevant. Please note that we do not complete neuropsychological assessments for medical/legal or litigation purposes.
Cost: $4000-4500 depending on complexity of referral
If you have concerns about your child’s ability to manage in home or school environments, we can work together to look at their behavioural and social-emotional needs. Based on a variety of objective behavioural scales, we can examine your child’s unique needs and strengths in order to better support their development and emotional well-being. This assessment would involve at least 2 visits, along with completion of measures. Cost: Varies depending on time involved to gather information.
Estimate: $180/hour (6-8 hours)
Research and Clinical Supervision
Several staff hold appointments with our local colleges and/or universities. Occasionally, we are involved in supervision and training with Ph.D. Level graduate students. When relevant, and in keeping with family consent, we offer clinically supervised support and involvement of these students. The involvement of clinically trained staff is a discussion that will occur on an individual basis with families.
Our trained play therapist works with young people to explore their feelings and thoughts through a variety of developmentally appropriate, play based modalities. Children are not often able to express their feelings and fears through language. Non-directive play provides a foundation for them to explore and process difficult experiences and emotions, in a safe and secure manner. In your initial discussion with your clinician, it may be determined that play therapy is the more appropriate approach for your young person. Our play therapist receives clinical supervision and consultation with a registered psychologist.
Play Therapy (1 hour sessions): $140.00/hr.