Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does it mean when your site says that a waitlist is closed?

A: We strive to offer timely services to families, but sometimes the number of waiting clients means that we temporarily close waitlists to specific services until the wait times are more reasonable. Usually, this occurs when services may be delayed a year or more from the initial point of contact.

If a waitlist is closed, it means that we cannot take additional client information for families interested in those specific services. We advise that families check our website for updates as to which services are currently accepting new clients, have a waitlist, or have a closed waitlist.

Q: Do I need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment at Emerging Minds?

A: No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. We are a private clinic and can be contacted directly. Please see our Contact page for more information.

Q: What is the wait time for an assessment?

A: The wait time depends on which clinician you are seeing. Please contact Debbie Ladisa at 613-728-3808 for up to date information.

Q: What are the costs for an assessment?

A: The cost of an assessment varies depending on an individual's age and the amount of time spent. For more detailed information, please see our Assessment page, under Services.

Q: What methods of payment do you accept?

A: The methods of payment vary between the individual clinicians.

Most of our clinicians accept Visa, Mastercard, and etransfers.

Please contact the clinician for more information about payment options. Contact information is available through the Our Team page and the Contact Us page.

Q: Is there parking at 97 Hinton?

A: Yes, we have free parking available for Emerging Minds clients.

We are also only a 5 minute walk from the Tunney's Pasture Transitway station.

Q: Who do I contact to book appointments?

A: A detailed list is available on our Contact page.

For general inquiries, please contact Debbie Ladisa at 613-728-3808

For our Hinton office or psychology appointments, please contact Debbie Ladisa at 613-728-3808.

For our Emerging Minds Est office, please contact 613-790-024.

For all other clinicians, please contact them directly. Their contact information can be found on the Our Team page, under About Emerging Minds.

Q: Does the Comprehensive Intervention Program have a fixed contract?

A: No, the contract for our Comprehensive Intervention Program is open-ended. We require 1 month’s notice for termination of services.

Q: Can my child have therapy on weekends or the evening?

A: Unfortunately we cannot offer therapy on weekends or in the evening. Our educator therapists only work during regular weekday daytime hours.

Q: My child is in daycare, can we still enroll in the Comprehensive Intervention Program?

A: With your daycare’s permission, we can investigate to see if it is a suitable environment for therapy. We require an area with low distractions where we can do a variety of activities in order for treatment to be effective.

Q: Does an Intervention Program have to be in my home? Do you have a facility?

A: At this time, the majority of our clients are being seen at our facility on Deakin Street.

Q: Who do I speak to about an Intervention Program?

A: Jennifer Mackintosh at 613-883-3716.