Psychotherapy & Neuropsychology
Individual therapy is a joint process between a therapist and an individual person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling. Individual therapy can help people overcome obstacles to their well-being. It can increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem. People in therapy can learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching goals. Many find they enjoy the therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware. Some people even go to ongoing therapy for self-growth and validation. This therapy is offered for individuals looking to put in the time and effort to work on themselves.
We all know due to our own experiences that romantic relationships can be very hard work. Like cars and other machines, they require regular maintenance to keep them running well. If there is a problem, it’s best to have it repaired right away to avoid further complications down the road. Often we can do some of the basic maintenance and repairs ourselves, while other times, despite our best efforts, we may need to rely on a professional to take a look and give us a hand. It is interesting how easily and quickly we take such steps to repair or prevent damage to our vehicles. But when it comes to our relationships, we often avoid taking action until the situation has become much more serious or even toxic. Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction for both parties utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions. The therapist will focus on a specific problem, treat the relationship itself rather than the individuals, is solution-focused and will provide clear treatment objectives.
Art therapy combines art, psychotherapy and mindfulness and facilitates self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, colour, shape and even writing as part of this creative therapeutic process. During art therapy, thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate. The art becomes a bridge to be able to express yourself openly and opens some doors in therapy that aren’t possible to open in regular talk therapy. Art therapy requires no experience with art making and requires no skill. In art therapy, it is not about making beautiful, professional and visually pleasing art pieces but is focused on using the art as a means of self-expression and emotional release. In these sessions we will be working with a variety of different materials from fimo, markers, pencil crayons, crayons, paint and pencils. What’s amazing about art therapy is that after each session you will walk out with a tangible piece of artwork that you have uniquely created!
Neuropsychological testing provides you and your physician with more information about the structural and functional integrity of your brain. Here, we can gather data about the different strengths and weaknesses that may be related to dysfunction as a result of a concussion. Those who may benefit from this type of testing are individuals who have had a concussion, stroke or other brain injury – anyone having difficulty with memory, cognitive tasks, daily activities, emotions, or behaviors. The process will require that you first meet us for an intake session to gather a comprehensive history about you in addition to a collaborative discussion about the goals of the assessment and any concerns you may have. Then, the assessment itself can range from 2-4 hours and involves paper-and-pencil tests with some computerized components that will measure your cognitive ability. After your test, you will return for a feedback meeting with us where you will receive appropriate recommendations for returning to work, school or play and moving forward to best suit your lifestyle and needs. You will receive a comprehensive report outlining findings.
Group Concussion Treatments
This is a skills-based psychoeducation group to help manage any concussion symptoms you may be experiencing. Post-concussion, some people may experience symptoms of brain fog, headaches, vision blurriness, trouble focusing at work or even watching TV. The concussion group is meant to help improve attention, problem solving, and suggest ways to improve recovery physically, emotionally and in the workplace. This group is best for individuals who have sustained a concussion within the last 8 months.
Due to COVID-19 group work will temporarily take place virtually via Zoom with 4-6 other individuals once a week for 8 weeks.