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Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program

Learn skills and strategies to improve your mental health

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It’s common to feel low, stressed out, worried, depressed, irritable, angry, or nothing at all. You have the power to make beneficial changes, and we are here to help.

The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program provides free and convenient therapy and related treatments to help individuals experiencing depression, stress, anxiety and anxiety-related conditions learn practical strategies and skills to improve their mental health. Ontario Structured Psychotherapy services are based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is collaborative, goal focused and involves light reading and practice.

To sign up for fast access to free OSP services, complete the online self-referral form or talk to your primary care provider who can submit a referral on your behalf. Please note that this program is only available to Ontario residents.

If you require OSP services in French, please complete this form. Services in French will be coordinated by our partners at The Royal Mental Health Centre.

If you require OSP services in Mandarin or Cantonese, please complete this form.

If you are between the ages of 15-17, click here to sign up for the free and confidential BounceBack Ontario program. Please note that having a family physician or primary care provider is no longer a requirement to access this program.

For more information, please email or call 1-866-345-0224.

Local Ontario Structured Psychotherapy services include:

Guided CBT-based Self-Help:

The BounceBack Ontario program provides telephone coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy skill-building workbooks and online videos. 

Clinician Assisted Bibliotherapy:

Participants receive weekly, 30-minute telephone sessions with a Clinician, and are guided through a gold-standard CBT self-help workbook. 

Individual or Group CBT:

Participants receive weekly, one-hour sessions with a Clinician, either virtually or in person.


An internet-based program focused on online, CBT modules with support from a Clinician through secure texting.

Local Ontario Structured Psychotherapy services are offered in multiple languages and are provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association in partnership with Across Boundaries and Hong Fook Mental Health Association to individuals in York Region, South Simcoe, North York, North Etobicoke and Malton.

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The Minookmii program connects Indigenous adults with free and confidential psychotherapy. Participating will provide many supports including:

• Access to culturally relevant support

• Individual therapy sessions

• Connections to other Indigenous health services

• Help connecting with Traditional Healers and other services


Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region and South Simcoe is the first and only community agency selected to lead the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program as a Network Lead Organization. 

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Client Success Stories

Read how the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program has helped people across our region.

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Information for Care Providers

Are your patients feeling anxious, stressed or depressed? Free and convenient CBT and related treatments are available.

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