How do I pay my account balance?
Occasionally you may have a balance owing with Mindspace, specifically if you paid a deposit for one of our group programs and have been approved. We require that payment for group programs be paid in full before the start of the first full class.
You have two options for how to settle your account. Firstly, you can call our office at 514-481-0317 and provide your name, the course, and credit card information so that we can process the payment.
Alternatively, you can process this payment yourself online by logging into your Mindspace account on the Mindbody platform. This platform is also useful for viewing your visit history, and managing contact information and billing details, including payment history.
To settle your account yourself, simply log into your account using this link to our Mindbody site, which you created when you signed up for the program.
If you signed up over the phone, or were previously a clinic client with Mindspace, you may need to set a password. If that’s the case, simply click ’Need password’ and enter your email address and you will be able to set one. (This also works if you simply forgot your password.)
From there, click on the ‘My Account Info’ tab, select ‘Account’ from the submenu and locate the course with an ‘Event Balance’ remaining. Click, ‘Make Payment’ and you’ll be asked to select the corresponding amount, and enter your billing information. The payment will then be automatically applied to your account, and you’ll be able to sign-in for the first class!
Should I take MBSR or MBCT?
MBSR is open to anyone who is interested in decreasing stress and learning a new way of relating skillfully to their experience. It is not recommended for individuals with recurrent clinical anxiety or depression, but rather is meant to help improve management of everyday stressors (e.g., work, relationships, health).
In contrast, MBCT is designed specifically to help prevent relapse in individuals who have struggled with acute/clinical anxiety or depression. If you’ve been treated for an anxiety disorder or for one ore more depressive episodes in the past, and are ready to learn new skills for preventing further episodes, MBCT is for you.
MBSR and MBCT teachers will confirm participant eligibility at the mandatory orientation session one week prior to the start of the program.
Who benefits from mindfulness training?
Mindfulness training benefits anyone who is:
- Looking for new tools for managing stress
- Recovering from anxiety or mood problems
- Having difficulty coping with a particular life stressor such as an illness, separation, or significant transition
- Having difficulty coping with health problems such as chronic pain
- Interested in enhancing well-being and preventing future health problems
- Interested in starting a meditation practice
Do I need to know anything about mindfulness or meditation to take your courses?
No, Intro to Mindfulness, Individual Training and our MBSR program are ideal places to start, but all our programs are suitable for people with no experience in meditation or mindfulness. MBCT is designed specifically for individuals recovering from recurrent clinical anxiety or depression.
Do I have to do anything between sessions?
We give homework at the end of most sessions. The homework usually consists of meditation and informal mindfulness practice, adding up to about 20 mins per day. The assignments are an essential component of the course. The more you put into the practice, the more likely you are to enjoy the benefits of mindfulness.
Are your services covered by my insurance?
The majority of Mindspace staff therapists are licensed by the Quebec Order of Psychologists (OPQ), and doctoral interns are supervised by a licensed OPQ psychologists. If your insurance covers psychotherapy sessions, you’ll be able to submit your receipts from your Mindspace therapist for reimbursement.
What is the fee per session?
The standard fee per session is between $120 and $160. The fee to meet with the clinic director is higher, and our doctoral interns see clients for a reduced rate.
What are your hours? Can I see you before or after work?
Mindspace therapists do their best to accommodate their clients’ schedules. Appointments are typically during regular business hours and in the early evening (after work or school).
How many sessions will I need before I see results?
The Mindspace approach to therapy is short-term and goal-directed. Our therapists aim for quick symptom reduction, and will teach you the skills you need to maintain long-term change. You can expect to see some changes within the first few weeks. Typical courses of CBT range from 6 to 12 weeks, depending on your objectives. Many clients schedule a few booster sessions in the months following the end of therapy.
How is therapy at Mindspace different from therapy at other Montreal clinics?
First, Mindspace is the only clinic in Montreal whose therapists are trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), but routinely integrate mindfulness into sessions to help focus therapy and to increase the effectiveness of CBT. Second, there are many kinds of psychotherapists in Montreal, but all Mindspace Clinic therapists have PhD-level training. The rigorous scientific and clinical training required for a doctorate degree guarantees that your MindSpace therapist is knowledgeable and competent, with a wide range of clinical experience.