We offer a wide array of services to groups, individuals, and families.
Our psychologists provide individualized, psychological assessment and treatment. This means that our approach is designed towards the individual client. Therapy is a collaboration between the psychologists and the client.
All treatment begins with an assessment. We ask about symptoms, experiences, and personal history so that we can determine what kind of difficulties the client may be having and how these difficulties effect the client’s functioning in various areas of their life their life (school, work, social and relationship roles and everyday life activities).
Our specialty is cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT which focuses on a skills-oriented approach to problem solving that will help the client develop techniques.
CBT can be used to treat a variety of psychological problems experienced by individuals (adults and children), couples, and families, including:
• Cognitive difficulties (memory, concentration and attention disruption)
• Family Difficulties
• Interpersonal difficulties
• Marital Counseling
• Pain Management
• Panic Disorder
• Post Traumatic Stress
• Sleep disruption
We provide psychological assessment and treatment services for adults, children, and families who have symptoms resulting from being involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA). Individuals often experience psychological difficulties following motor vehicle accidents whether they suffered physical injury or not.
Symptoms of psychological difficulties following an MVA can result in in anxiety, depression, driving avoidance, cognitive difficulties, pain, fatigue, in addition to various changes in behaviour and function at work, home and within social and relationship roles.
We are experienced in conducting psychological assessment and treatment of individuals involved or affected by motor vehicle accidents. These assessments provide a comprehensive assessment of the individual’s accident-related difficulties and whether he/she is suited and would benefit from treatment. Treatment may include individual therapy, invivo driving desensitization and/or biofeedback relaxation treatment.
Psychological services are often covered by insurance providers. Following a psychological assessment report, ongoing treatment can be covered by the individual’s insurance company.
Our psychologists provide individualized, psychological assessment and treatment to clients with WSIB and LTD claims. We are registered WSIB, RCMP, and LTD (when applicable) providers.
Individuals injured in the workplace psychologically and/or physically, RCMP members, and individuals on LTD face a variety of challenges that result in the need for psychological assessment and treatment.
All treatment begins with an assessment. We ask about symptoms, experiences, and personal history so that we can determine what kind of difficulties the client may be having and how these difficulties effect the client’s functioning in various areas of their life (school, work, social and relationship roles and everyday life activities).
The goal of biofeedback is to help individuals develop control over physiological processes to help pain and anxiety as well as a variety of other symptoms. In biofeedback, we use highly sensitive electronic instruments to monitor, and provide feedback about physiological information to the client. Common specific goals of biofeedback involve monitoring and training control over physical features such as temperature, and sweat gland activity. Biofeedback has been shown to be helpful for a variety of problems and conditions, including anxiety, ADHD, chronic pain and headaches, sleep difficulties, and traumatic brain injury. Quite often, biofeedback is not used alone but rather in combination with individual therapy and invivo desensitization treatment if applicable.
Invivo Driving Desensitization is used to help the client cope with driving phobias as a passenger, driver, and/or pedestrian. After learning relaxation skills, the client and therapist create an "anxiety hierarchy." The hierarchy is a catalogue of anxiety-provoking situations or stimuli arranged in order from least to most distressing. With the therapist's support and assistance, the client proceeds through the anxiety hierarchy. Invivo Driving Desensitization is a therapeutic intervention that reduces driving anxiety through exposure.
Psychoeducational Assessment and resulting intervention are provided to children, adolescents, and adults who exhibit symptoms of inattention, concentration difficulty, memory impairment, hyperactivity, poor academic performance, and learning disabilities.
We use a comprehensive assessment process in order to identify as well as rule out the presence of attention deficits and hyperactivity, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, emotional factors, and behavioural problems. Our assessment process includes: intellectual and cognitive testing, academic achievement and academic testing as well as personality, emotional and behavioural assessment.
We use testing instruments in our assessment protocols that school boards recognize, including administering the WIAT III, WISC-IV (French and English), WAIS-IV (French and Englsih), and the WIAT-II French version.
Once specific problems are identified and/or an accurate diagnosis is attained, a variety of proven effective interventions and accomodations are suggested in order to aid our clients to reach their greatest potential. We advocate to school boards, universities, and workplaces on our client’s behalf. We provide school meetings at no extra charge. Evaluation reports also offer specific recommendations for schools and parents to assist with their child's special learning needs, which may include: tutoring, Individual Education Plan (IEP), hands on suggestions, specialized treatment and consultation with other professionals like family physicians, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, school psychologists and speech language pathologists.