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Mental Health

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Virtual and
in-person therapy sessions 
tailored to meet your goals.

Mental Health Occupational Therapists in Winnipeg

 

While we are only regulated to provide in-person therapy to people living in Manitoba, we are regulated to provide virtual mental health services to people living in Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut. 

Occupational Therapy views all the activities we do in a day as occupations. Everything from the combined tasks of our morning routine, work or volunteer positions, driving, parenting, knitting, physical activities and so much more. Put simply, we may break our occupations into leisure, self-care, and productive tasks. When we face physical, emotional, or cognitive barriers we can experience increased symptoms that impact our mental health, making engagement in meaningful activities challenging. 

As a client of an Enabling Access mental health occupational therapist, you will be viewed holistically within the context of your family and community. Your expert knowledge as the leader of your life will be highly valued and respected as the basis from which the therapeutic plan will be co-created. We acknowledge the inherent power imbalance of being healthcare professionals and are committed to an ongoing education and development of culturally safer practices. Your participation and input will be valued and respected throughout the therapeutic process to support the ongoing development of strategies to support you in re-engaging in your valued occupations and roles. 

We are a trusted service provider for many local and national insurers and provide services directly to private payers. Sessions can take place in our accessible and centrally located clinic in Winnipeg, in your home, or virtually by secure video call. 

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How we can help:

  • Support and collaboration to stay at work, return to work, or explore alternate work following injury, illness or disability.

  • Co-creation of workplace accommodation strategies that support successful experiences at work or school.

  • Support to move through fear, anxiety and stress in real life situations like driving, work, or other specific activity through systematized desensitization.

  • Identification of life roles, valued occupations (activities) and connection to your life experience.

  • Development of short and long-term goals and support to track progress and impact.

  • Guidance and support in the development of a strategy toolbox to improve emotional and sensory self-regulation. 

  • Develop a compassionate understanding of the impact of mental health on your daily experience. 

  • Strength-based development and acknowledgement of your skills, interests, and strategies from which to build further recovery. 

  • Support to clarify and self-identify occupations and behaviours that are not serving your growth and recovery and discover alternatives that are meaningful to you to replace them with.

  • Support with developing skills to support assertive communication, healthy boundaries, and a sustainable balanced daily routine that meets your specific needs.

  • Management of pain and fatigue though development of energy conservation, pacing and other strategies.

  • Information and guidance on how to implement sleep hygiene and other self-care strategies.

  • So much more!

Supportive Approaches:

  • Behavioural Activation 

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

  • Goal Management Training

  • Relaxation and Mindfulness

  • Sensory Regulation Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Unconditional positive regard

  • Prolonged exposure therapy/systematic desentization plans/support

  • Self-compassion coaching

  • Daily Activity analysisand planning

  • Ergonomic Assessments and Workplace Accommodation Assessments

  • Graduated Return to Work Planning

  • Sessions in clinic, home or video call

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