This can present as mind racing, excessive worrying, physical symptoms of anxiety (e.g., heart racing, shortness of breath) or avoidant behaviours.
Persistent feelings of sadness, numbness or lack of positive feelings. These symptoms often coincide with changes that impact one’s personal life, relationships or work.
An experience of multiple experiences of trauma that can result in anxiety or mood changes affecting one’s functioning and quality of life.
Obsessions or compulsions, which are often related (but not limited) to themes of contamination, sexual/harm obsessions, checking behaviours or orderliness.
Intense physical symptoms of anxiety resulting in a panic attack that can feel life threatening or disabling.
Anxiety around strangers, speaking in front of others and other situations involving interactions with people.
Stress within the personal realm, which can major life transitions (e.g., going to university, getting married, break-ups/divorce, fertility issues, parenting stress, financial strain, retirement).
This can range from learning to cope with relationship difficulties or working on problem areas (individually) that can cause difficulties in relationships (e.g., attachment, avoidance, communication difficulties).
On-the job or career related stress, burn-out or work dissatisfaction that results in worsening of mood or anxiety.
Recurrent self-criticism, harsh self-thoughts and/or low self-worth. These can result in or worsen mood or anxiety symptoms as well as influence one's behaviours.
Addressing the psychological impact of a physical health condition (i.e., chronic), injury or disability.
We see youths about about 11 to 18 years old (based on developmental level). We are well-versed in supporting youths through transitioning to college/university, coping with peer/family stress and taking care of mental health challenges while still proceeding towards their goals.
Individuals over 18 years old and usually less than 70 years old. Services can involve significant others on a limited basis.
We welcome people of colour, immigrants, LGBTTQ+, people from varied socioeconomic backgrounds, circumstances and experiences.
This can include, but are not limited to, executives, healthcare professionals, teachers, engineers and entrepreneurs.
We see workers with a physical and/or psychological workplace injury and provide psychological assessment, therapy and support under the WSIB and Community Mental Health Program.
Paramedics, hospital emergency department staff, police officers or other personnel on the frontlines of an emergency. We take WSIB and Community Mental Health Program referrals.
Applicable to a number a presentations and involves examining problematic thinking patterns and behaviours in the context of emotions.
An extension of CBT, focused on helping people managing distress and extreme emotions.
A behavioural therapy that involves using acceptance and mindfulness of what is outside of one’s control, as well as commitment to behaviour change that is adaptive and in line with one’s values
An evidence-based cognitive-behavioural approach for treating OCD, involving anxiety-related exposure and decreasing problematic behaviours (like rituals) that can reinforce anxiety.
The practice of non-judgmental, present-focused awareness, which is often integrated within many of the other approaches listed.
Exploring one's internal value structure and its concordance with one’s decisions and actions. Focus is on greater alignment between values and choices made
Examining one’s underlying beliefs that can influence relationships and which can also impact our wellbeing and connection with others
Examining one’s attachment dynamics in relationships (i.e., anxious, avoidant) that can result in problematic relationship patterns