Life can have its challenges. Here at Caldwell Psychology, we assess and treat children (over 6 years old), adolescents, and adults with wide range of issues such as:
- Low self-esteem
- Excessive worrying
- General anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Obsessions / compulsions
- Posttraumatic Stress
- Grief and loss
- Life transitions (e.g. getting married, having a baby, infertility, empty nest, etc.)
- Pain management
- Anger management
- Acting-out and oppositional behaviour in children
- Maximizing personal growth
- Maximizing performance
- Greater self-understanding
Even though you love each other, relationships can still be hard work. Here at Caldwell Psychology we can help you to:
- Recapture closeness and connection in your relationship
- Learn to communicate and resolve interpersonal
- Work more as a team when solving problems
- Recognize your relationship patterns so you can
- Deal with the aftermath of affairs
- Deal with life transitions e.g., empty nest syndrome
conflicts and differences more effectively
understand each other on a deeper level
How do we understand the individual needs and wants of each family member? This can especially be difficult as your children transition through the different developmental phases. Other common challenges for families include blended and extended family issues. Here at Caldwell Psychology we offer the following psychological services to assist you with your unique family challenges:
- Family counselling
- Parent training
- Conflict resolution
- Collaborative problem- solving
Our counselling approach with families is based on Adlerian psychology principles, known to many through popular “STEP” parenting books and acquired at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Psycho-Educational and Social/Emotional Assessments to better understand your child’s needs. We can clarify if your child has an unidentified learning disorder and also investigate the reasons your child may be having behavioural, social and emotional issues, as well as, providing reassessment services to assist with requisite of providing updated testing for post-secondary institution support of an individual educational plan (IEP). Psychoeducational testing may also be required to assist individuals who are struggling in the work force with learning difficulties.
- Mental Health Assessments involve the discovery and improved understanding of a person’s areas of concern. When a comprehensive understanding of a person’s current functioning from a social, emotional, developmental, personality, and mental health perspective is needed, a mental health assessment is completed.
- Capacity Assessment is a formal assessment of a person’s mental capacity to make decisions about property and personal care. Under the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 (SDA), assessments will be made in some situations where, as a last resort, individuals need to have someone else make decisions for them on a long-term basis.
- These types of assessments are in-depth, requiring hours of interviewing and other assessment activities (e.g., questionnaires), and ultimately the mental health professional will write a comprehensive report. These reports may be useful for individuals involved in legal cases, seeking benefits, needing a formal diagnosis, and looking for treatment recommendations. The specifics of each assessment are tailored to the specific needs of the client. Giving another person a diagnosis is an important responsibility that requires professional training and skill. This is why in Ontario only certain professionals can communicate a psychological diagnosis to another person. Psychologists and psychological associates are one of the professions with access to this regulated act.
Also known as online video counselling, virtual counselling, telehealth, telementalhealth or teleconferencing. Caldwell Psychology partners with OnCall Health a secure and encrypted platform to provide on-line counselling sessions with clients.
Directly after scheduling their first appointment clients will receive an email invite to register with OnCall Health. Clients are also sent email reminders on the day of their scheduled appointment with a link to click on at the scheduled time of their appointment. Clients simply join the on-line video counselling session by clicking on this link at the time of their scheduled appointment. Sessions are anonymous and are never recorded or stored.
On-line video counselling works well when clients are not available for in-office visits due to scheduling issues, inclement weather, immobilization due medical condition(s), etc. and prefer the visual cues that come with video.