How to find a psychologist in Toronto

You might not know the name of a Toronto psychologist, but you’ll probably know who’s around. 

For a lot of people, the city is just a place to go for a few hours to get a haircut or get some drinks at a bar. 

But you might not even know who their head of psychology is. 

So here’s a list of what you need to know to get in touch with a local psychologist.1.

Find a psychologist with a BSc or a Masters in Psychology (BSc) in Canada. 

BSc is a bachelor’s degree in psychology. 

It’s usually a master’s degree that’s earned through graduate study. 

There are other graduate programs that also cover psychology, such as nursing or psychology in education. 

Many schools also offer a doctorate in psychology or a doctoral degree in a related field. 

In most cases, it’s possible to apply for an MSc or MSc in psychology as well.2.

Ask for the title of the person you’re interviewing. 

Your doctor or other professional who has the qualifications to help you find a licensed psychologist. 

Ask to be referred to a professional who can help you locate a psychologist.3.

Ask questions that are relevant to your issue. 

These are the kinds of questions that will get the most out of your interview. 

“Are you comfortable talking about your mental health issues in a casual setting?” 

Ask about how your feelings are affected by your medication, and about the way that your health and wellbeing are affected. 

Some of these questions will give you more insight into a person’s mindset and may help you identify what’s going on in their mind.4.

Ask what you’re most interested in learning about. 

This may include things like how their life is changing, what they want to do, what type of job they want, what hobbies they like to do and what their values are. 

If you’re a student, it can be useful to ask if they are a psychologist at school or a student at university.5.

Have a list that will give the person a chance to respond. 

Don’t leave things to chance. 

You might be more likely to get an answer you think is relevant to what you are asking.6.

Ask about the experience of other psychologists. 

People can be quite honest about their struggles, and sometimes they can be very helpful. 

Try to ask what they’ve learned from their own experiences and what they hope you can learn from them.7.

Get to know the person. 

Find out how they live and interact with others. 

How they have been treated or what they think of the treatment they’ve received. 

Have a look at their social media profiles. 

They might even be able to give you a peek into their personal life. 


If you’re interested, ask if you can ask questions. 

Often, a professional will be willing to answer a question. 

When you’re ready, ask what questions they’d be willing the person to answer.9.

Be respectful. 

Do not be disrespectful. 

A good psychologist will respect you, not hurt you or make you feel uncomfortable.10.

If possible, be a good listener. 

Sometimes, they may not want to talk at all. 

Instead, ask a question or share a personal story. 


If they say they can’t talk, tell them you’re sorry. 

Be nice and considerate. 

Please be respectful of the time, place and manner in which the interview is taking place. 


Make sure they have a phone number. 

Talk to them when you’re at your desk, and ask for a quick response. 

Tell them to come back if they’re not ready. 


When you’re done, make a list with a few things you’d like to ask the person and a phone that will ring for you when you need them. 


Don’t assume the person knows what they’re talking about.

 You can ask if the person is available to answer your questions, and if so, ask them to tell you the names of the doctors or other professionals who can speak to you.15.

When they ask a specific question, ask how they know. 

Is the information specific to their experience? 

Are there any other professionals they’d like more information about? 


Keep in mind that most people find it helpful to get help from their family, friends, and loved ones. 

However, if they have an issue that they feel they can get to, or they feel that their issues have been discussed with a professional, they’re more likely than not to find the right help. 


If the person says they don’t have a job, they are more likely not to want to take on a full-time position. 

Again, this may be