Note: The following is a listing of some of the therapy/counselling services offered at SYPS. However, it is important to note that individual practitioners may offer specialized services, and so please review the individual therapist profiles for a more complete description of services.
These are just brief examples and descriptions. There are many reputable on-line sites that offer excellent descriptions of psychological conditions—e.g. (NIMH – www.nimh.nih.gov or www.camh.ca) Please refer to these sites for more detailed information.
COUPLES OR MARITAL COUNSELING: Marriage or couples therapy may be helpful for couples who are experiencing dissatisfaction in their relationship. Couples who seek therapy often report frequent intense arguments or loss of intimacy as signs of a troubled relationship. Some examples of concerns are :
• Communication problems
ANGER MANAGEMENT: While anger is a normal and healthy emotion, frequent explosive anger is not. Chronic anger is a serious psychological problem that can interfere with many aspects of one’s life, including personal relationships, business/career aspirations, and physical health. [MORE]
ANXIETY & STRESS MANAGEMENT: Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger and helps us prepare to deal with threatening situations. However, anxiety can sometimes become heightened and develop into an irrational response to a situation, causing significant impairment in day-to-day functioning. The therapists’ role is to help in diagnosis through a comprehensive review of symptoms, triggers, relevant history, and familial factors. It is also important to rule out other co-existing physical or psychological conditions that may contribute to anxiety (e.g. substance abuse, depression). [MORE]
DEPRESSION & MOOD DISORDERS: There are several different types of mood disorders. Depression is the most common one, and often described as persistent low mood that is debilitating and can last several weeks. Depression can affect all aspects of one’s life—how one feels, acts and behaves. Not all people with depression will experience the same symptoms, and there are several good resources on signs and symptoms of depression (www.nimh.nih.gov; www.camh.ca). [MORE]
LIFE TRANSITIONS: Life transition is a broad category that describes an array of challenging life events, such as divorce, retirement, mid-life crises, new baby, aging parents, etc. Life transitions are a natural part of the lifecycle, and often opportunities for personal growth. However, there is often stress, confusion, anxiety, and/or depression that may be associated with these changes. Therapy can help people pinpoint the issues or obstacles in their lives, help them learn adaptive coping skills, and generally provide support as they enter new phases in their life and assume different roles. [MORE]