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My Services

My services involve psychological assessments and psychotherapy and can help clients in dealing with issues related to:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, panic and phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsiveness
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma (childhood abuse and posttraumatic stress)
  • Loss, grief and bereavement
  • Pain management
  • Interpersonal and relationship issues
  • Assertiveness
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem
  • Cross cultural issues
  • Work place stress
  • Personal growth, exploration and positive living

Psychological Assessment:
I provide diagnostic and personality assessments to clarify the nature of the psychological problems and to recommend treatment. I also provide assessments in relation to motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). These assessments focus on identifying the emotional / psychological and functional sequel of MVAs and their appropriate treatment. Assessments are conducted in a timely manner and reports are provided within two weeks. Referrals are accepted from physicians , lawyers , insurance providers, and other professionals.

Psychotherapy:
Individuals experience challenges and setbacks in their lives, which sometimes may feel overwhelming. Seeking the assistance of a trained psychotherapist is a mature and healthy way of dealing with issues , which, if left unresolved, could lead to considerable distress. I view psychotherapy as a process where the client and the therapist work together to develop an understanding of the client’s different issues and develop skills that allow the client to heal and grow and obtain a deeper sense of meaning in life.

Approaches to psychotherapy:
I practice evidence-based psychotherapies, which are guided by the most current research relevant to the practice of clinical psychology. The model that I most commonly use is Cognitive - Behavioural Therapy. When needed, I also integrate treatment components from other therapeutic models including psychodynamic, existential, narrative and family systems approaches. I also use meditation techniques to obtain deeper sense of meaning and tranquility.
In conducting psychotherapy, I often employ tools such as homework and tasks that need to be done between the sessions. I refer to a variety of professional, community and self-help resources as appropriate.
I view social, economic, and political context to be important in understanding an individual’s problem. I do not always discuss these issues but do raise them when awareness seems likely to be helpful.

Family Therapy:

In Family Therapy, the entire family is brought together and I focus on the family system to explore the relationships and processes, to improve the communication and interaction skills, to reduce conflicts and obtain better understanding of self and others and develop the family supports among the members.

 
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