ABOUT US

Welcome to the Center for Integrative Mental Health. We’re a new clinic in Oakville, Ontario, and our goal is to provide you with comprehensive, full-service, world-class assessment and treatment for ADHD. We use an ‘Integrative’ approach. This means that we look at each person in a holistic way, and take the best treatments …

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Our Team

Dr. Kenny Handelman

Psychiatrist

Laura De Santis

Social Worker

Dr. Sonya Doherty

Naturopathic Doctor

FAQ

Our clinic provides specialty assessments of ADHD across the lifespan – including children (6 years +), teenagers, and adults. 

You can read more about our Comprehensive Assessment for ADHD here

As there is a significant shortage of doctors providing assessment for ADHD and related disorders, Dr. Handelman will provide an assessment and treatment recommendations. He may provide some short term follow up – but this may not be necessary, and if it is provided, it will be short lived. 

You and your referring doctor will receive treatment recommendations to use going forward.

We support freedom of choice in healthcare. Many patients will choose to work with more than one professional in our clinic – to allow our team to collaborate on your care; and many patients choose to see one professional at our clinic and see other professionals elsewhere. 

It is completely up to you who you choose to have on your healthcare team.

The psychotherapy at our clinic is not covered by OHIP. You have to pay for this treatment. 

Your extended health insurance may cover some or all of this treatment. You can check with them, and please feel free to contact our office to ask for more information which may help you with specifics you may need for your insurance company.

Naturopathic Medicine is not covered under OHIP and is a form of privatized medicine, much like massage or chiropractic therapy. Many insurance companies cover a certain amount for naturopathic medicine and in-house testing. If you bring in your insurance card we can check during your appointment through TELUS Health (which would allow for us to direct bill some or all of your fees to your insurance company).

Blog Posts

Office Policies – COVID 19 – Update

  • March 18, 2020

Updated April 5, 2020 At the Centre for Integrative Mental Health, we are committed to your health – both your mental health and physical health. During this stressful time, it is important that you have support for your, or your family member’s mental health. The increase in anxiety with COVID 19 can be problematic, and […]

by Dr. Kenny Handelman
swallowing ADHD medication

Swallowing ADHD Medication

  • March 8, 2020

Many kids/teens and even adults can have trouble swallowing medication. It can be a difficult decision to take medication for ADHD, but once you’ve made that decision, it can be challenging if your child, your teen, or even you can’t swallow the medicine. In Canada, there are several medicines which are available in forms which […]

by Dr. Kenny Handelman

Intuniv XR is Covered by OHIP+

  • February 25, 2020

As of January 31, 2020, the non-stimulant medication Guanfacine XR (Intuniv XR) is now covered by OHIP+. This means that for families whose children are covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit program, Intuniv XR will now be paid for by the Provincial Drug Plan. Intuniv XR is approved: “For the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity […]

by Dr. Kenny Handelman