Mental Health

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Are you thriving, reacting, or declining?

Mental Health Assessments and Therapy

Our experienced Mental Health Occupational Therapists have been formally trained in mental health and cognitive assessments, and conduct direct therapy sessions using a variety of therapeutic approaches.  We help our clients maintain employment or prepare for return to school or work following periods of sub-optimal mental, cognitive and physical health.  Our proven processes are built on building therapeutic relationships with our clients, ensuring timely communication with service funders, collaborating with our client's healthcare team and family, and providing evidenced-based therapy to improve overall functioning and well-being.


Some of the techniques used by our therapists are:

Behavioural Activation

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Goal Management Training

Relaxation and Mindfulness

Sensory Regulation Therapy

Trauma Response and Exposure Therapy

Progressive Goal Attainment Program(PGAP)

 

Our occupational therapists specialize in working with clients with neurodiversities, sensory processing issues, chronic pain, trauma, anxiety, depression and other complex conditions that can affect daily function. We help clients align their goals with their core values and provide tools to assist in their journey to improved function and well-being. We provide both virtual and in-person therapy which are covered by some extended health care insurance plans. 

When to request our service 

  • When faced with waitlists to access public health care mental health services.

  • When an individual is “stuck” and has stopped making progress in their rehabilitation or recovery.

  • When searching for a supportive service to facilitate improved function and independence.

  • When symptoms interfere with meaningful activity engagement. 

  • When return to work is a goal and the individual requires support or skill development to prepare and transition back to work or school.

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COVID-19 Impacts on Mental Health

 

According to Statistics Canada, those already experiencing poor mental health before COVID-19 were impacted even more by the pandemic and those reporting poor mental are up to 4 times more likely to report increased substance use since the pandemic began.

 

If you are struggling and our service fee is a barrier to access, please reach out and we can provide you with resources to access free support in your area.

If you had COVID-19 and continue to have ongoing symptoms, check out our Post-COVID-19 (Long COVID) Therapy