Psychological and Counselling Services

Assessment and Treatment Services

Assessment Services

These include comprehensive psychological assessments. Comprehensive
assessments often include exploring many problem-areas and client strengths
with the goal of trying to understand why a person may be experiencing challenges or undue
distress at home, school or work. For example, one-on-one testing, interviewing and information
from standardized measures may be used to identify the presence of particular conditions.

Treatment Services

These include using research-proven therapeutic techniques for children, adolescents
and adults. For example, treatment strategies often include Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and behavioural management strategies (i.e. to assist
parents of children with disruptive behaviour).

Some specific problem areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety Issues
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Fears of Specific Objects or Situations
  • Mood Problems
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Relationship Problems
  • Substance Abuse
  • Child Behavioural Problems
  • School Refusal
  • Parental Guidance and Support
  • Stress Management

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General counselling services are also available. In fact, many people who don’t have a diagnosable
condition (e.g. Major Depression) may seek counselling strategies for everyday hassles or
stress to help prevent smaller challenges from developing into problems that
significantly interfere with their lives.

Psychological therapy and counselling is a joint effort between the client
and therapist – working together in a collaborative manner and always
keeping the client’s treatment goals in mind. Parents are often
encouraged to participate in sessions with their children, as the strategies
discussed in sessions can help parents to support children as they continue to
make gains between sessions and also once treatment is complete.