Dr. Polak works with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to help treat patients across Ontario. Referrals can be made by a physician or nurse practitioner using the eConsult service. Sign up for free here to use the eConsult service. An eConsult allows a primary care provider to confidently treat pregnant and postpartum mental health patients in their own practices.
Dr. Polak also offers group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression (the most validated psychotherapy in the pregnant and postpartum population). She offers another group in Mindfulness and effective communication in relationships, based on the work of Dr. Marsha Linehan (Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance skills) and Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (Nonviolent Communication). The next groups start in September.
If you are a patient and are interested in joining a 16 week group session contact your family doctor or nurse practitioner and ask about a referral to Dr. Polak.
If you are a primary care provider and you have not signed up for the eConsult service, click on the button below. If you would like to refer a patient to a treatment group, please contact the clinic.