What is a Registered Psychologist?
In order be a psychologist in Manitoba, an individual must hold a doctoral degree in Psychology and be registered with the Psychological Association of Manitoba. Registration involves meeting criteria for appropriate education and training in psychology, having a number of years of supervised experience, and passing written and oral registration examinations.
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical psychologists are trained extensively in providing psychotherapy and counselling, as well as diagnosis, assessment, and research. Unlike psychiatrists, who are trained in medicine, psychologists in Manitoba do not prescribe medication.
What about the Cost?
Private psychological services are not covered by Manitoba Health, but many private health benefits plans do include some reimbursement for psychological services. As well, the cost of private psychological services can be included as a medical expense deduction on your tax return. Fees are based on guidelines determined by the Manitoba Psychological Society’s recommended fee schedule for psychologists. At each session, you will make a payment with cash or cheque, and will be given a receipt.
How Long are Sessions?
Sessions are 50 minutes in length; the first session will be an opportunity for you to discuss your needs and concerns, and for Dr. Sztaba to suggest what treatment seems appropriate.
How do I make an appointment?
Call Dr. Sztaba at 204-947-1685. If you reach her voice mail, do leave your name and numbers, and when you can be reached. Dr. Sztaba will respond to your message personally.