We provide a diagnostic assessment and psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, chronic pain, medically unexplained pain or symptoms and others. We work with front-line workers, first responders and veterans, as well as  individuals who would like to focus on personal development such as addressing perfectionism, toxic work environments, career change, low self-esteem, assertiveness and difficulties with asserting boundaries. Our approach is collaborative and client centered. All therapy methods we use are evidence-based, meaning that they have been shown to be clinically effective through extensive research for particular conditions. While we predominantly provide cognitive behaviour therapy, we also use other complimentary approaches to enhance your progress or to treat specific conditions (e.g., Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma and PTSD).  

Our services include assessment and therapy for the following:

  • Anxiety including social anxiety, performance anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, health anxiety, and others.

  • Problems with low mood or depression

  • Therapy for bipolar disorder (in conjunction with medication)

  • Obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders (OCD)

  • Recent trauma or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 

  • Insomnia or difficulties sleeping 

  • Chronic pain, headaches

  • Medically unexplained symptoms

  • Coping with or adjusting to a chronic condition  

  • Perfectionism

  • Low self-esteem

  • Assertiveness / boundaries

  • Stress related to work, school, recent retirement or other life changes or circumstances

  • Stress related to providing care to an individual with concussion, acquired brain injury, dementia or a chronic health condition

  • People experiencing persistent post-concussion symptoms (see concussion treatment)

  • Individuals dealing with both psychological and neurological conditions (concussion, brain injury, dementia)

  • Somatic symptom disorder


Psychological Assessment

For clients interested in receiving treatment we typically provide a brief psychological evaluation as part of the initial consultation which may include diagnoses. The purpose of the initial consultation is to get a better understanding of your psychological health, circumstances and challenges, and from there determine the right treatment for you. 


We also offer more comprehensive psychological assessments if needed.  If you are dealing with a brain injury or neurological condition, a psychological assessment may be combined with a neuropsychological evaluation, to get a complete picture of your cognitive and psychological health. The type of assessment you receive will depend on your specific needs and circumstances. 


Psychological Treatment

Therapy is informed by careful assessment of your psychological health including diagnosis of any psychological conditions and/or identifying personal challenges that you would like to work on. The assessment findings are then used to determine treatment approaches proven to work for your difficulties. Many psychological conditions can be effectively treated or improved with cognitive behaviour therapy within 8 to 20 sessions.