At some point in everyone’s life, they may reach a stage where they feel lost, stuck, alienated, fearful or confused. Sometimes these feelings manifest into stress, burnout, relationship problems, depression or anxiety. Individual Psychotherapy gives you the tools to be able to understand and cope with these feelings while offering you the solutions to change your life and engage in it more fully.
Everyone comes to therapy for a different reason. Maybe a relationship conflict with a family member, a partner, or another loved one is causing you pain, or a specific event in your life has triggered unfamiliar emotions. Perhaps you’re dealing with a major loss; navigating a ‘positive-yet-challenging’, yet still challenging life transition; or simply feeling stuck.
Our psychologists and counselors are trained in a number of different psychotherapeutic techniques and theoretical frameworks; we do not utilize one particular approach or method. We feel that it is important to use a mix of approaches that are determined by the particular needs, personal styles and goals of our clients.
Issues We Can help With
- Adjustment Disorders
- Anger Management
- Aspergers Syndrome
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Cancer Support
- Chronic Illness
- Crisis Management
- Cultural Issues
- Cyber Safety Bullying
Intimate relationships are difficult. Often, even though we decide to commit ourselves to someone else and love them, we inevitably face conflicts and challenges. Couples therapy can be helpful to any couple experiencing tension, stress, conflicts or challenges in connection with their relationship. For couples that experience conflicts and encounter difficulties in communication, therapy gives them the tools they need to resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Through couples therapy, you and your partner can learn to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
The focus of couples therapy and marriage counseling is to help you and your partner better understand what’s really going on, and to give each of you the freedom and space to speak honestly and be heard differently. With help, conversation can flow easier, topics can be broached that were unreachable before, and resolution can become a reality.
Read more about healthy relationships.
When a child struggles to live up to his or her potential in school, parents, educators, and students themselves often want to get at the root of the matter.
While a child may look “lazy” on the surface, their reluctance to do work or to engage with school may be the result of a deeper learning disability or a psychological issue that could be interfering with the child’s ability to learn.
A psycho-educational assessment will help to identify if a child has problems with social or emotional functioning, attention span, academic achievement and cognitive ability. Once difficulties have been identified, we provide practical recommendations to help your child reach their full potential.
Adult Intellectual Assessment
Adult Intellectual Assessment is used to assess general intellectual ability and an individuals’ global intellectual functioning.
Psychologists at Central Minds can provide reports on the assessment of psychological factors in relation to personal injury claims, and asylum and immigration cases. We assess for a wide range of mental health problems using psychometric objective assessments and by clinical interview, and can provide specialist expertise in the assessment of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and other post-traumatic reactions.
Central Minds offers training and workshops directly to corporations and to individual employees through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Training & Workshops:
Central Minds psychologists offer employee development training and workshops for corporations, on anxiety and stress management and employee depression – the leading causes of absenteeism in the workplace today.
Trained clinical psychologists create a training program specifically targeted to your company and its individual needs to help employees and managers alike manage their stress levels, avoid burnout and increase productivity.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s)
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary, work-based program that offers confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems.
EAPs address a broad and complex body of issues affecting mental and emotional well-being, such as alcohol and other substance abuse, stress, grief, family problems, and psychological disorders.
At Central Minds, we offer Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC), which applies the principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help people work towards achieving and functioning at their best. CBC facilitates the identification and application of an individual’s existing skills and resources, in parallel to tackling self-defeating behaviours, to help an individual reach their full potential.
Some of the issues coaching can help with include dealing with difficult emotions, negative and self-critical thinking, problem solving & decision making, procrastination, persistence, unassertiveness, poor time management, and work and personal stress.
Consultation & Supervision
Psychologists at Central Minds regularly provide psychological supervision and consultation to counselors, psychologists and other qualified mental health professionals.
In addition to psychotherapy, Central Minds also provides the following treatments:
Treating musculoskeletal and neurological problems.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
A gentle, safe and non-invasive hands-on treatment to release the restrictions within the brain tissues and central nervous system.
Integrative Manual Therapy
Gentle tissue manipulation which helps to improve circulation, lymphatic drainage, body tissue integrity and organ health.
Balances Yin and Yang, organ function and energy flow.
Nutrition, Exercise & Lifestyle Medicine
Alternative treatments can help with the following issues:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Bone Dysfunctions
- Chronic Pain and Aches
- Digestive Problems
- Growth Issues
- Headaches & Migraines
- Immune Deficiencies
- Pre and Postnatal Concerns
- Sleep Problems
- Spinal Adjustment
- Sports Injuries
- Strains & Sprains