• Children and Adolescents • Family • Adult Individual Therapy
• Marriage/Couples • Bereavement • Trauma • Addictions/Substance Abuse
Therapy, also referred to as psychotherapy or counselling, is the process of an individual, family, or group meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic complaints (sensations in the body). Engaging in therapy can be a big step toward being the best version of yourself and living the healthiest life possible—no matter what challenges you may be facing. Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviours and habits, resolve uncomfortable or painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.
As each individual is unique, no one can tell you exactly what your therapy process will be like. During any type of therapy you will establish goals for your therapy and determine the steps you will take to get there. No matter what type of therapy is involved, the relationship between client and therapist is a confidential one that focuses not only on the content of what you talk about, but also the process. The therapeutic process is considered to be just as important as the specific issues or concerns you share in therapy. It includes the comfort level you feel in talking with your therapist, and the manner in which you share your feelings and experiences.
Overall, you can expect your therapist to provide a healthy and positive relationship, be supportive and attentive to your needs, give you appropriate feedback, and follow ethical guidelines. Appropriate therapy should be tailored to you, your experiences, and your achievement of specific goals.
• Learning Disabilities • Developmental Disabilities • Behavioral Disorders
• Emotional/Mood Disorders • Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Attention Deficit Disorders (ADHD)
Psychological assessments evaluate an individual’s information processing abilities, learning skills, feelings and behaviour. Assessment procedures vary and may include an interview, periods of observation, testing, and consultation with other professionals working with the client. Testing could involve answering various questions, completing pencil and paper tasks, manipulating hands-on items, drawing, and/or completing questionnaires. Educational assessments cover many skill areas, such as intelligence, language, memory and learning, problem solving, planning and organization, fine motor skills, visual spatial skills, and academic skills (reading, math, spelling and writing). Other types of assessment include examination of behaviour and emotions.
Why Have an Assessment?
A psychological assessment is helpful in identifying an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. The outcome of an assessment could include a specific diagnosis and lead to important recommendations for academic, therapeutic, or behavioural intervention. By detecting problems, an assessment can be used to assist in planning a student’s school program, identify any needs for ongoing services, and help individuals to access resources in their community.
From time to time, everyone can benefit from assistance navigating through the stressors of life. Whether you are coping with relationship issues, adjustments at work, family dynamics, or lifestyle changes, the professionals at Cornerstone Family Care are here to help you cope most effectively. Sometimes, by learning just a few strategies, you can feel empowered to take the necessary steps required to resolve problems and move forward in the most productive and positive way possible.
• Anger Management • Parenting • Behaviour Management
• Coping with Chronic Pain/Illness
About Group Sessions
Group Counselling and Group Workshops provide an opportunity for individuals with similar experiences to work with a trained professional, learn helpful strategies, and understand themselves better. Meeting others who are dealing with something similar, and hearing their stories, lets people know that they are not alone. Group counselling can be a good way to overcome those feelings of isolation and realise there are others who share your feelings, challenges, and experiences. It can be a relief to talk with people who truly understand how you feel. Groups can be either more conversation-focused or more activity-focused. Cornerstone Family Care operates groups of various kinds throughout the year. We welcome your inquiries about how to get started. Please click on any of the brochures to learn more.
Upcoming Group Sessions
Before setting up an appointment, you will be informed of our fees. The fees vary according to the training of our clinicians, and the treatment modality (e.g. individual, family, couple, group, consultation, assessment). Our fees are partially covered by most insurance plans, and in many cases, are tax deductible and reimbursable.
For your convenience, Cornerstone does bill directly with Green Shield Canada. If you have Green Shield coverage we can process your claim during your visit and advise you of any co-pay responsibilities. Please bring your insurance information to your first session, and to each session thereafter. We accept Cash, Debit, Visa, and MasterCard.