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Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program

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Windsor Family Health Team and Family Services Windsor Essex are proud to be a partner and service delivery site of Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) in the province’s West Region.


The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program provides access to free, evidence-based psychotherapy and related approaches for individuals 18+ with depression, anxiety and anxiety-related concerns.

OSP is structured to provide short-term support focused on a particular problem or goal using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). We offer different treatment options to provide the level of care that best meets your needs. Many clients will begin with treatments that combine self-led strategies, such as the BounceBack program which provides guided workbooks, with support from a coach by telephone. Additional services include structured group or one-on-one therapy, virtually or in person.

Topics Addressed:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Generalized anxiety and worry
  • Social anxiety and performance fears
  • Unexpected panic attacks and agoraphobic fears
  • Health anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive concerns
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Specific fears
  • Other anxiety and stress-related problems (e.g. work stress, test anxiety)

What to Expect

Before submitting a referral, please review the “Information Sheet” to see if this program is a good fit for you. Importantly, are you willing to partner on your treatment and actively participate in the following ways?

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Information Sheet
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How Do I Get Connected?

OSP West accepts referrals from healthcare providers and self-referrals from potential clients. To learn more and access referral forms, visit OSPWest.ca. Healthcare providers using the Ocean eReferral Network can make a referral by searching for “OSP West”.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

The following MUST apply to be considered eligible for a program referral:
Client resides in Ontario, is age 18+, and has a primary concern of depression, anxiety or anxiety-related concerns (e.g. specific fears, obsessive-compulsive concerns, post-traumatic stress).

Exclusionary Criteria

The following MUST NOT apply to be considered eligible for a program referral:
Client is:

a) Actively suicidal and/or has attempted suicide in the past 6 months, and/or

b) At high risk to themselves, others, or at significant risk of self-neglect, and/or

c) Is currently self-harming, which is the immediate, primary concern

Client is experiencing problematic substance use currently, or within the past three months that would impact their ability to actively participate in CBT (e.g., unable to attend scheduled sessions, or attempt assigned work required between sessions).

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