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Psychological Assessment:

Prior to engaging in psychological services, children/adolescents should undergo a medical examination by a pediatrician or family doctor to rule out physical causes for emotional and/or behavioural symptoms.

 

Following this, a comprehensive psychological evaluation is completed, lasting from 2-4 sessions. At the end of the evaluation, initial impressions and a working diagnosis are formulated.  A treatment plan is then developed, tailored to your specific needs.

 

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Nutritional Assessment:

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CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

​​Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a short-term treatment (8-12 sessions) that can be highly effective for many disorders including childhood anxiety, depression, and explosive anger disorders

FBT - Family Based Treatment For Eating Disorders

FBT consists of three phases across 20 treatment sessions over a 12-month period.  The main difference between FBT and traditional eat disorder treatments is that parents are seen as a key resource in assisting their child to recover.

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DBT - Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

DBT allows young people to learn a variety of skills in the following areas: mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance.  DBT seeks to balance two concepts that may appear to be quite opposite; acceptance and change. 

ERP - Exposure Response Prevention

ERP exposes youth to the things that trigger their anxiety in structured, incremental steps, in a safe setting. As they become accustomed to each of the triggers, the anxiety fades, and they are ready to take on increasingly more challenging ones.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)