We believe that every individual should have the opportunity to work to their potential. By providing comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessments, we are able to better understand an individual’s cognitive, academic, and social-emotional profile. We then tailor treatment to best meet each individual’s needs.
A psycho-educational assessment involves gathering data from standardized tests, questionnaires, clinical interviews, as well as clinical observations. Psycho-educational assessments are conducted when specific concerns about academic, intellectual, or social-emotional functioning are raised. The purpose of an assessment may include identifying whether a learning disability or mental health disorder is responsible for difficulty in academic settings. The assessment also identifies an individual’s current areas of strength and weakness, their learning style, vocational interests, and/or their personality functioning or level of social-emotional development. Diagnoses of various learning disabilities as well as other psychological disorders are based on the consistency between the results and pre-determined criteria.
Psychotherapy is a form of treatment for many common disorders including, but not limited to:
adjustment disorders (including children and adolescents' adjustment to separation and divorce)
parent-child relational issues
We work with individual clients and, when appropriate, their families to provide support and treatment. Psychotherapy encompasses various techniques that are used to address specific concerns (these techniques are dependent on the practitioner's theoretical perspective and previous training experience). We use an integrative approach that draws from cognitive-behavioural techniques, systems and psychodynamic perspectives, acceptance and commitment therapeutic approaches, emotion-focused perspectives, as well as solution-focused therapy.
We strive to apply the best evidenced-based care to meet the individual needs of our clients. The length of treatment is dependent on many factors including, but not limited to, the complexity of the issues at hand, the client's ability to apply the strategies and themes discussed in sessions to their day-to-day lives, and their level of insight and motivation, and therefore varies from client to client.
Therapeutic services range from coaching sessions to short-term and long-term therapy.
Workshops and Groups
We offer a number of high-quality, interactive parenting workshops, training programs for professionals working with children and adolescents, and informational talks delivered to the public and/or private groups. The topics covered in these programs include:
Parenting in the digital age
Parenting children through developmental stages
Understanding and working with Learning Disabilities
Childhood anxiety and depression
Parenting with anxiety and depression
Cultivating a healthy work environment
Leadership development for organizations working with youth
Supervisory training for summer camps
Specialized camp programming for youth