Services

 

Therapy for adolescents and adults
Individual therapy involves meeting with the psychologist or therapist to discuss your current issues or symptoms. Therapy will offer hope, relief of symptoms, strategies, and direction. Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to address many issues.

  • One-on-one therapy for teens: Therapy provides your child with a safe and comfortable place to talk. Your adolescent will learn strategies to cope with anxiety, anger, depression, attention problems (ADHD), self-esteem issues, divorce, and bullying. Support for parents is also provided.
  • Individual counselling for adults: Therapy helps you if you are struggling with worry, stress, depression, trauma (PTSD), or longstanding issues. Therapy provides you with strategies for coping with upsetting thoughts and helps you to prevent problems from returning in the future. Psychological counselling is also helpful for people recovering from an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
  • Couples counselling: Couples therapy provides you and your partner a space to build hope, talk about problem areas, and expand communication and coping skills.
Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessments
Psychological assessments help to identify your symptoms, issues, and strengths. Assessments provide a diagnosis, plan for treatment, and recommendations for living well.

  • A psychological assessment is completed to understand and diagnose your psychological symptoms. It will help you to develop a plan for getting better. Diagnostic assessments identify conditions such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
  • A neuropsychological assessment can help a person better understand how their brain is functioning. Some reasons for pursuing a neuropsychological assessment may include challenges associated with: concussion and acquired brain injury, attention deficit, epilepsy, stroke, movement disorder, or a degenerative condition such as dementia. A neuropsychological assessment can also help guide decisions around suitability to return to work, need for academic supports, or suitability to drive.
  • Rehabilitation assessments assist in understanding your psychological issues related to an injury or disability.
  • Independent psychological examinations are completed at the request of your lawyer or insurance company to determine the nature and severity of your psychological issues.
Acquired Brain Injury and Post-Concussive Syndrome
A survivor of an acquired brain injury (ABI) can experience depression, mood swings, and problems coping that can be helped with psychological counselling. Some survivors also experience difficulties with concentration, planning, self-awareness, and impulsivity following an ABI.

  • Most people fully recover from a concussion. However, some people experience lingering problems. Psychological services will provide you or your child with strategies for dealing with irritability, anxiety, and depression following a concussion.
  • Do you or someone you know struggle with forgetfulness, getting distracted by a less important task, or difficulty with prioritizing tasks? We offer a research-supported, interactive program called Goal Management Training designed to improve your ability to organize goals and achieve them. This is a 9-week program offered regularly throughout the year. Included in the program are a workbook and cd.
  • Caregivers of loved ones who have suffered an ABI can benefit from psychological support. The stresses of managing a loved one’s medical recovery can be exhausting. The losses and changes following a family member’s ABI can lead to feelings of despair.
Sport Psychology
  • Performance: If you or your child is seeking skills for improving performance on the rink, court, or field, consultation with the psychologist will be helpful to you. You will learn strategies for playing at your peak. You will learn ways to relax your mind and body. You will also learn how to handle frustration or anxiety while performing.
  • Return from injury: After an injury, psychological consultation will help you if you are worried about being re-injured or worried about performing at your peak. Psychological services will also help you if you are feeling down or unmotivated after an injury.
  • Exercise: Exercise is a key ingredient to healthy living. Psychological consultation will help you to set and execute an exercise plan, including sticking with it.

Did you know…

One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

 

A psychologist can help.

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