Clinical & Forensic
Social Work Services

About Mackenzie Clinic

Experienced.
Committed.

Innovative, high-quality service you can depend on.

Mackenzie Clinic is a unique private group practice offering clinical, forensic and child legal services for individuals and families. We are comprised of highly trained social work clinicians and legal counsel each with decades of experience in various settings and different populations.

Our goal is to help you improve your overall wellness and life satisfaction by following the best clinical practices informed by the latest empirical research. Our professionals are client-centered and tailor their approach to meet your specific needs.

01.

Areas of Expertise

Specialized Forensic Services
Clinical Services

We strive to ensure the best fit between client and therapist to foster a comfortable, confident and compassionate alliance providing you with the protected space required to process and reduce difficult emotions.

Training & Presentations
  • High conflict divorce
  • Parent-child contact problems training
  • Treatment for parent-child contact problems (i.e. reintegration therapy)
  • Parenting Plan Evaluations
  • Parent Coordination
  • Internships and mentoring for mental health professionals
02.

Meet The Team

Shely Polak

Clinic Director

Diana Polak

Senior Clinician

Ricardo Theoduloz, MSW, RSW

Senior Clinician

Marice Hart

Clinician

Jessica Furman

Clinician

Maytal Michaelov

Clinician

Dan Goldberg

Legal Counsel




Interns

Kristine Chandler

Intern
03.

Work With Us

If you are interested in employment with Mackenzie Clinic, please submit your curriculum vitae with a cover letter. We are looking forward to working with you!

04.

Fees

Fees will vary from $180-$450 per hour depending on the clinician and the specific service provided. Your extended health care benefits plan may fully or partially cover the fees for service. Please check your benefits plan, under ‘counselling services’, for information regarding coverage for services provided by a “registered social worker” or “registered mental health professional”.

You will be provided with a receipt to submit to your insurance company. Mackenzie Clinic will not bill your third-party health insurance. Payment is accepted in the form of EMT, personal check, or credit card unless specified in advance of service.

Clinical Services

Clinical services (e.g., psychotherapy) are billed based on a 55-minute clinical hour. Payment is requested in full at the time of service. Mackenzie Clinic does not communicate with or bill any third party (insurance) carriers.

Court-related (forensic) services

Court-related (forensic) services (e.g., mediation, parenting coordination, parenting plan evaluation) are billed based on a 60-minute hour. Payment is either due in full at the time of service and/or is deducted from retainer funds held against anticipated costs. These details are clarified in advance of service provision as part of a Service Agreement that your clinician at Mackenzie Clinic will prepare specific to the proposed service.

05.

Contact Us

To request service from Dr. Polak, prospective clients are asked to email shely@mackenzieclinic.ca. Legal counsel can contact Dr. Polak directly to inquire about specific services and availability for service.

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