"What Does a Psychologist Do?"
Treatment with a psychologist involves using non-drug strategies or therapies to manage various symptoms. These symptoms may include mood problems (ie: depression), behavioural issues (ie: unhelpful habits), thought difficulties (ie: repetitive distressing thoughts) and physiological symptoms (ie: insomnia, panic attacks, phobias). Children, adolescents and adults can all benefit from seeing a psychologist.
Psychological therapy can help people to overcome anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, relationship problems, eating disorders, learning problems, sleeping problems such as insomnia, parenting issues, or to manage the effects of a chronic illness.
The complex and interconnected work that psychologists do to help people lead happier and more meaningful lives is always underpinned by research.
Psychologists are also trained to administer and interpret a number of tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. These tests may evaluate intellectual skills, cognitive strengths and weaknesses, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning. For more information on what tests or assessments may be applicable to your situation, please discuss this with your psychologist..
We work with people dealing with the following issues:
- Trauma (including PTSD)
- Sleep Disorders and Insomnia
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Parenting and Post Natal Depression
- Couples and Relationship Issues
- Cancer (Patient and Family Support)
- Chronic Illness and Adjustment
- End of Life Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Weight Control Issues
- Play Therapy
- Family Counseling
- Coping & Adjusments
- Anger Management
- Assessment & Evaluation
- School Readiness Assessments
- Learning Difficulties
- Cognitive Testing
- School Visits
- Direct observation in school setting
- Collaborate with teachers on tasks
- Develop techniques to communicate
- Assist with program modification
- Provide resources for school staff
Other therapies that we often work with when we see your child:
Speech & Language
- Articulation Disorders
- Expressive Disorders
- Oral-Motor Difficulties
- Resonance/Voice Disorders
- Pronunciation Difficulties
- Communication Difficulties
When appropriate we can work closely with speech pathologists to help your child achieve amazing things.
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Gross and Fine Motor Delays
- Developmental Delays
- Coordination & Balance Problems
- Attention & Concentration Problems
- Learning Problems
When appropriate we can work closely with your occupational therapist to help your child achieve amazing things. We can also help you find an occupational therapist if we believe your child could benefit from this type of therapy.