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Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program

Receive FREE therapy support to improve your mental wellness

Stressed out? Feeling down? You can improve your mental wellness. We can help!

  • FREE and convenient services in multiple languages for adults (18+)
  • Better manage low mood, stress or anxiety
  • Available in-person and virtually

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) services are based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is collaborative, goal-focused, and involves light reading and sessions with a trained mental health professional.

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Call: 1-866-345-0224

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Local Ontario Structured Psychotherapy services include:

Participants receive telephone coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy skill-building workbooks, and online videos.

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

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

Participants receive an internet-based program focused on online, cognitive behavioural therapy modules with support from a Clinician through secure texting.

How the Program Works


Submit the Form

See the “Get Started” section further down this page.


Provide Additional Information

You’ll receive an Intake Package by email, to provide us more information.


Book Your Appointment

At the end of the Intake Package, there will be a link to book your appointment with an Intake Specialist. They will chat with you to determine which OSP service is the best fit for your needs.

Depending on your OSP service, you’ll likely start by using self-guided resources under the guidance of a trained mental health professional. You will complete readings/worksheets and participate in regularly scheduled calls/meetings with your Coach or Clinician. You’ll fill out questionnaires regularly to monitor your progress and help shape your treatment.

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Canadian Mental Health Association, in partnership with Across Boundaries and Hong Fook Mental Health Association provides local Ontario Structured Psychotherapy services to residents of York Region, South Simcoe, North York, North Etobicoke, and Malton.

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 Health Care Providers

Are your patients feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed? Refer your patient today!

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Frequently Asked Questions About OSP:

What happens after I submit a form?

The referral process:

  1. After the submission of the online form, clients will receive an Intake Package by email about 72 hours later. Clients will have 5 days to complete the questionnaire.
  2. A clinician will review your Intake Package and reach out 2 weeks later to schedule a telephone call to collect additional information for screening purposes.
  3. Upon completing the screening process, if it is deemed that OSP services may be suitable, the client will be triaged into the program. This assessment aims to determine the compatibility of the program with the client’s needs and identify the most suitable service for them to commence with.
  4. The client’s status will be communicated with their care provider, and in cases where OSP cannot meet the client’s requirements, alternative services will be recommended, if available.

Who is eligible for OSP?

  • Adults (18+)
    • Do not need an OHIP card
    • Do not need to have a primary care provider
  • Living in Ontario
    • Do not need to be a Canadian citizen
    • Includes international students residing in Ontario at the time of treatment
  • A primary concern of depression, anxiety, or an anxiety-related condition
  • Able to actively engage in OSP treatment

Who is NOT eligible for OSP?

OSP does not have programs that focus on:

  • Symptoms of mania or psychosis
  • Disordered Eating
  • Substance use counselling
  • Chronic pain management
  • Medication management
  • Crisis management
  • Housing support
  • Case management
  • Dialectic behavioural therapy (DBT)
  • Financial support
  • Relationship counselling

What conditions would OSP benefit?

OSP programs focus on:

  • Obsessive-compulsive concerns
  • Posttraumatic stress
  • Social anxiety and performance fears
  • Specific fears
  • Unexpected panic attacks and agoraphobic fears
  • Depression and low mood
  • Generalized anxiety and worry
  • Health anxiety
  • Other anxiety and stress-related problems

What is expected of clients in the OSP program?

Our program involves a certain level of commitment, which includes:

  • Filling out brief questionnaires before each session to assist in your treatment and track your progress.
  • Monitoring and recording your thoughts and behaviors related to anxiety or depression.
  • Reading about strategies and actively practicing them.
  • Engaging in sessions with a coach or therapist.

How is continuous monitoring handled?

Regular monitoring is conducted to verify clients are achieving standard program outcomes and the program aligns with their ongoing requirements. If necessary, clients may be transitioned to alternative services within OSP or guided towards external services. The client’s treatment and outcomes are communicated to both the clients and their primary care providers.

What is Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps make your mind feel better by teaching useful skills and tricks to change how you behave and think. This can make your mental wellness healthier and help you handle tough feelings and situations.

I have more questions!

Please email or call 1-866-345-0224 for more information.

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