This kind of assessment is used to help to identify areas to focus on in therapy and/or assist in providing a clinical diagnosis if indicated. This can be requested by clients or by third parties including insurance companies that may need a diagnosis before moving forward with a claim or to better understand the nature of the issues presented.
The process typically involves a combination of psychometric testing (objective forms of testing such as questionnaires) and a clinical interview (face to face meeting with the psychologist trying to better understand your symptoms or current challenges).
Individual therapy is provided when a client is looking for one-on-one assistance with their psychologist. There are a several reasons why a person might consider individual therapy which can range from personal development to suffering from severe depression. A variety of evidence-based therapy approaches can be used and is tailored to each individual needs and goals. At our clinic we provide individual therapy for the following and more:
- Personal Growth
- Trauma/Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Relationship Problems
- Stress Management
- Work Issues
Couples Therapy is provided for couples seeking guidance relating to their romantic relationship. Although it is possible each person has different goals, equal consideration is given to both parties within the therapy sessions. Reasons for consulting may include but are not limited to: wanting to improve communication within the relationship, feeling disconnected from your partner and learning to adjust after a significant life event (ex. after having a child).