Psychological counseling is used in many situations, including mental and physical health. Counseling works by helping clients objectively look at behaviors, feelings, and thoughts in situations they find troublesome. Psychological counseling can be effective in helping the client to learn more effective ways to deal with problems that they feel are stressful. There are many approaches to outpatient psychological counseling and various methods for it to take place — including individual, group, or family sessions. No matter where it takes place, all psychological counseling is a two-way process that works exceptionally well when the client and their psychologist communicate openly.
WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL WORK COUNSELLING
Our psychologists also perform Driving Anxiety Assessments. This assessment is recommended for clients experiencing in-vehicle psychological and behavioral hyper-arousal following a motor vehicle accident. Car accidents can be a traumatic experience and can result in fear of or anxiety related to driving or being a passenger in a vehicle. A driving Reintegration program is the best approach to treat your condition and devise a personalized treatment and care plan to target any car or driving-related anxiety you may be experiencing.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your first visit with a Psychologist will involve an assessment and clinical interview, where your Psychologist will ask you questions about the nature of your symptoms, your previous medical history, and other relevant health information. In addition, a psychologist may complete psychological tests administered on the same date, such as the cBeck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Survey of Problems, PTSD Check List – Civilian Version (PCL-C) to gain more insight into your mental health status. A Psychologist also discusses your psychosocial and environmental barriers/supports that may impact your rehabilitation. Our Psychologist will also assess your pain and limitations, medications, sleep, cognitive status, and obstacles to recovery.
Based on this assessment and your personal goals, your Psychologist will develop an appropriate care plan.
- Acute Stress
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Panic Attacks
- Adjustment disorder
- Driving Anxiety
- Anger Management
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Gender identity Issues
- Relationship Problems
- Struggles with Addictions
- Other psychological struggles and challenges
- Ontario Psychological Association https://www.psych.on.ca/
- Ontario Association of Social Workers https://www.oasw.org/