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Psychotherapy

Assessment Services

Couples Therapy
Explaining a concept

What is an assessment?

An assessment provides a comprehensive examination of the strengths and weaknesses of the client. Dependent on the type of assessment completed, you will be able to gain a better understanding of the client's cognitive functioning, academic performance, social-emotional functioning, and/or adaptive functioning. Psychometric testing is conducted in a one-on-one setting with the clinician and the client. Testing sessions are for approximately one to two hours at a time, dependent upon the activities that are being conducted during the session. 

 

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The assessment process involves: 

  • Intake interview: gathering background information about the student and discussing the reason for referral. During the interview process, the clinician will discuss the cost of the assessment and how many hours they will charge for. 

  • Psychometric Testing (1-3 sessions): completion of cognitive and academic testing  

  • Social-Emotional functioning (rating scales): gaining qualitative information from various perspectives (e.g., parent, teacher) to better understand the student  

  • Report: An in-depth analysis is completed of all the data gathered and written within a report. Information from testing, the rating scales, and clinical observations are all included. Additionally, individualized recommendations are provided for each assessment. 

  • Feedback: Discussing the results of the assessment, reviewing recommendations, and answering questions

Couples Therapy

Which Mental Health assessments do you provide?

  • A deeper understanding of one’s strengths and challenges related to learning, information processing, and academic skills.

  • A formal diagnosis of mental health disorders

  • Examples: ADHD, specific learning disorders (reading, writing, math), depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD,

  • Recommendations for accommodations to seek in schools and other settings.

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Types of mental health assessments we do

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Psychoeducational Assessment

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Clinical Assessment

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Mental Health Assessment

​Depending on the type of assessment you are seeking, the length of time needed to complete one varies but typically involves multiple sessions with a psychologist. A psychologist can provide you with a formal report of the assessment results.

  • What are the steps I need to take to begin the couples counselling process?
    If you or your partner are worried about your relationship the first step you need to take is requesting a free 20-minute consultation. From this point we will book an appointment in person or online and then develop goals from there to best meet your needs.
  • What do you cover in couples counselling?
    I will work with you to develop a therapeutic plan designed to address your unique needs, goals, and problems/issues. Together we will prioritize which goals you would like to "target" first.
  • What's your clinical counselling timings?
    At the Thrive Business Centre: Tue & Thurs: 12 pm - 9 pm & Wed: 2 - 8 pm, At the Sunalta location: Monday and Friday from 12 pm - 9 pm. Subsequent sessions focus on your individualized goals. Appointments are between 1 - 3 weeks apart to give you opportunities to work on the skills you have learned from the previous therapy sessions.
  • How can someone outside my relationship really help me?
    Seeing a therapist can help you identify issues that you may not have seen at the time and then equip you with the tools you need to fix these issues and develop a better connection with your partner.
  • How long does the couples counselling process last?
    This process is a little different for everyone. It will depend on how much work you have to do, how often I see you, and how hard you work towards your goals.
  • Will my health insurance cover most of the costs of couples counselling?
    Almost all Extended Health Care Plans cover all or a portion of the costs for a psychologist under "psychologist services", "psychotherapy", or "counselling". Contact your insurance agent for more information on reimbursement procedures and coverage information. Direct Billing can be performed for a number of companies. Direct billing is where the Psychologist will bill your insurance company and you will only be responsible to pay for your portion of the session cost. Click here to see if yours can be directly billed.
  • Will my partner and I always attend couples counselling sessions together?
    Attending couples counselling sessions together works best for the relationship. It will help to see both sides of the story and different perspectives on the issues you wish to tackle. If for whatever reason you or your partner can not make it to the session we can always reschedule up to 24 hours beforehand.
  • Can I come for couples counselling without my partner?
    We recommend coming together, but if one of you can not make it we can reschedule up to 24 hours beforehand. We also offer individual counselling for individual issues outside the relationship: anger management, communication skills, conflict resolution, emotional expression
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