The Argyle offers talk therapy for individuals who are looking to help address any personal challenges or emotional difficulties including and related to...

  • Depression, stress and anxiety
  • Situational crises, such as bereavement, divorce,or unemployment
  • Problems following difficult early life experiences
  • Traumatic events
  • Adolescent adjustment
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Coping with sexual issues
  • The psychological well-being of LGBTQ+ people
  • Workplace difficulties
  • Difficulties in maintaining relationships
  • Eating disorders

At the Argyle we try our best to live up to our belief that no one should be denied service because of their inability to pay. Upon registering with us for therapy, your session/fee will be determined by your gross annual household income.

The Argyle offers therapy sessions conducted by supervised student interns and select therapists at sliding-scale rates based on income, these services are limited in availability with wait times occasionally upwards of several months.

We also offer private counselling for those who can afford it. For example, if you have a health plan. The range is between $100-$150/hour.

*Note: due to exceptional demand during the pandemic, current wait times are longer than usual.

Covid19 notice

All non-essential face-to-face courses and meetings will be held online until further notice. Thank you for understanding.

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911, go to a local hospital emergency room, or contact one of the following emergency services:

Suicide Action Montreal: 514-723-4000
Tel-Aide: 514-935-1101
Drug and Alcohol Help: 1-800-265-2626

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if my therapist is not available or not offering telepsychology?

    If your therapist is not able to provide therapy at this time, they may be able to refer you to another available therapist. If this is not possible, you can contact the Argyle for a referral to a new therapist.

  • What is telepsychology?

    Telepsychology is defined as the offer of psychological services using telecommunication technologies, including telephone, mobile devices, videoconference, email, chat, text and internet. One or more of these technologies can be used in combination with one another and/or for different purposes. For example, telephone and videoconference can be used for the provision of sessions while email and text can be used for scheduling issues.

  • Can I continue to see my therapist in their office at the Argyle?

    In order to ensure the health and safety of Argyle clients, therapists and staff during this COVID-19 pandemic, the Argyle premises will be closed until further notice. Most therapists however are offering telepsychology services. This means that you can continue to have sessions with your therapist through videoconference or by telephone. In rare emergency cases, therapists can meet with clients in person at the Argyle. Furthermore, the Argyle administration can still be reached at 514-931-5629 ext. 1, or though the website.

  • What services are offered by the Argyle to address issues related to the current pandemic crisis?

    In addition to its regular psychotherapy services, the Argyle is offering a number of resources that specifically address the COVID-19 crisis: – The Rescue Line Project is available to individuals who are experiencing stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 crisis. Individuals can benefit from up to three FREE telepsychology sessions with a licensed clinician. – The current Frequently Asked Questions section is available for general questions, information and resources related to the COVID-19 crisis and pertinent mental health matters. If you have a specific question that is not listed here, feel free to contact the Argyle directly by phone at 514-931-5629 ext. 1 or by email at covid19support@argyleinstitute.org

  • Are psychiatrists the only ones who can help?

    No. A therapist does not have to be a psychiatrist. Our team of psychologists, social workers and psychotherapists have been specially trained and licensed to work effectively with people’s mental and emotional difficulties. However, only psychiatrists or doctors are qualified to prescribe medication.

  • Will therapy really help me with my problems or challenges?

    Research shows that discussing with a therapist can help reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety and relational distress, and other psychological discomforts or challenges. A therapist can help you identify tendencies in your life which have contributed to your distress or discomfort and guide you towards changes which can help you re-establish emotional well-being.

  • Are appointments available at night or on weekends?

    Many therapists at the Argyle offer night or weekend appointments. When you call to open your file, you will be asked what times work best for you and a therapist will be matched to you and your needs accordingly.

  • How long does therapeutic treatment take?

    This is a question that your therapist can best answer after an exhaustive examination of your emotional challenges, therapeutic preoccupations, your financial situation and plans. Your therapist will help you identify your objectives for therapy and will discuss with you, on a regular basis, your progress towards these objectives. Normally, sessions are arranged weekly and last 50 minutes.

  • What happens during the first session?

    The first session will give you the opportunity to meet your therapist and to share your reasons for seeking therapy. The therapist will ask you questions so as to acquire a clear understanding of your specific challenges and identify objectives for change. At this first session, you will also discuss more practical aspects of the therapeutic relationship such as the confidentiality agreement, schedule, payment of fees tailored to your financial means etc.

  • Is therapy at the Argyle Institute expensive?

    At the Argyle we try our best to live up to our belief that no one should be denied service because of their inability to pay. Upon registering with us for therapy, your session/fee will be determined by your gross annual household income. The Argyle offers therapy sessions conducted by supervised student interns and select therapists at sliding-scale rates based on income, although these sessions are limited in availability with wait times occasionally upwards of several months.

  • Is therapy confidential?

    In general, all communication between the client and the therapist is held in strict confidentiality and can only be divulged with written authorization of the client. However, there are rare exceptions, required or authorized by law, including cases where the therapist judges that the client presents a danger to themselves or to a third party.