Psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessments (Grades 1 – 12, college, university), counselling & Psychotherapy (insomnia treatment, anxiety, depression)

Saturday and Evening Appointments available for Comprehensive Assessments and Counselling

Psychoeducational assessments can identify learning disorders/disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and mental health disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, OCD).  For high school, college or university students wishing to have more clarity on the most appropriate career fields.

1.  Comprehensive Assessments

Psychoeducational Assessments (to identify learning disabilities), Gifted assessments

Identify Learning Disabilities early – reading, writing, spelling, math through psychoeducational assessments

Psychoeducational Assessments can identify learning disorders/disabilities that impede on learning.  Learning disabilities are considered neurodevelopmental disorders that affect a child or adult’s ability to learn how to read, do math, write, spell, understand written material (e.g., reading comprehension), and remember previously learned material.  Individuals with learning disorders/disabilities may appear to have more “potential” than their grades in school suggest and may appear to be “lazy”.  This is not the case.  Children with learning disabilities often have average level intelligence, but find learning extremely frustrating, difficult, challenging, or must put forth much more effort to learn.  Identify learning disorders early can help to tailor educational methods to suit learning strengths and identify areas of weakness that can be remediated or accommodated in schools (e.g., extra time).

Neurodevelopmental disorders include Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Language Disorders, etc.  Symptoms may be observed in preschool or earlier.  Teachers can provide observations or recommendations for an assessment if the child appears to have difficulties with communicating using language (verbal and non-verbal) effectively, and social-emotional difficulties.

Vocational Assessments are or high school, college or university students wishing to have more clarity on the most appropriate career fields.

Psychodiagnostic Assessments are clinical assessment to identify mental health disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD), eating disorders, sleep-wake disorders, etc.)

Psychotherapy for Depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, insomnia

Stress and mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, trauma, eating, sleep-wake/insomnia disorders) can be treated effectively using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

2.  Psychotherapy

Talk therapy or psychotherapy provides a safe and confidential space to work through life challenges and mental health concerns.  The type of service depends on the needs of the individual.  Some people just need a safe place to talk and seek advice (counselling), and others may benefit from targeted, researched-based psychological approaches using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  Some common issues that may benefit from psychotherapy include depression, anxiety (panic, social anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, OCD), insomnia, relationship difficulties (breakups, divorce, family conflict), trauma, and general stress (workplace, grief).

Call for information or a consultation 905-858-4400.