Individual Psychotherapy for Adults and Couples
- Family stress
- Divorce and Separation
- Relationship Issues
- Low self-esteem
- Stress Management
Individual Psychotherapy for Children and Youth
- Anxiety and depression
- Anger and aggression
- Parent-child conflict
- Oppositional Defiant behaviours
- Teen issues
- Self-esteem issues
- Worry and Fear
- Trauma, abuse, neglect
- Identifying and correcting maladaptive patterns of interaction
- Increase communication
- Establishing boundaries
- Parent education
My theoretical approach is grounded in a biopsychosocial model with an emphasis on attachment and evidence based modalities. Which techniques or modalities are used is tailored to the individual client’s needs and desires. In other words, I do not fit you to my model, but adapt my models to fit your needs. Some of the models I am versed in and bring to my practise are:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Family Systems Theory
- Attachment theory
- Trauma theory
- Parent Education
- Child-Centred Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Art Therapy
- HRV Biofeedback
- Psychoeducational and psychological assessment – children
What is psychoeducational assessment?
Psychoeducational assessment provides estimates of the child or youth’s intellectual, or cognitive, abilities and educational achievement levels. It also yields recommendations relevant for educational planning. Sources of assessment data include background information, educational history, and records and data from tests of intelligence and educational achievement and, at times, ratings tests of attention, behavior/emotions, and adaptive behavior. Psychoeducational assessment is designed to answer questions surrounding learning disabilities, giftedness, attentional problems and so on.
While learning, not emotional problems, is the focus of psychoeducational assessment, behavior/emotional and medical issues may need to be addressed in a psychoeducational assessment.
Compiling, integrating, and analyzing all assessment data yield educational and other relevant recommendations and accommodations for the student in a written report which can be shared with the school.
Psychoeducational assessments can be completed in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Vancouver. Please contact us for more information.