We offer psychological services including individual therapy and relationship therapy covered under extended health care plans. We also offer “Third Party Services” including assessment with treatment for individuals involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), a work related injury through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), first responders including police, firefighters, and paramedics, war veterans through Veterans Affairs Canada (VA), and individuals involved in disability situations. We refer to this as “Third Party Services” because a third group is involved with treatment: the therapist, the client, and the insurance company or other payer.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

A one, one-and-a-half, or two-hour session can be scheduled in order to meet your needs. Some clients begin therapy with longer sessions every week moving to every-other-week as difficulties resolve. An intensive beginning may be helpful when financially feasible.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy provides you with the opportunity to explore current difficulties in a safe and supportive environment with the full attention of a therapist.

Relationship Therapy

In relationship therapy, we offer an opportunity for individuals in many different kinds of relationships (life partners, parent/child, siblings, friends, etc.) to deal with the way in which past experience negatively affects current situations. Relationship therapy helps you to separate what is appropriate to the present from what is erupting from the past. We offer individual and joint sessions based on the needs of those involved.

THIRD PARTY SERVICES

With “Third Party Services” there is a requirement that we communicate with the insurance company or other third party payer information about you and the psychological consequences of your accident, injury, or experience. The first step is to conduct a psychological assessment; the second is to provide treatment. “Third Party Services” are offered to those individuals who have had a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), a work related injury through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), first responders including police, firefighters, and paramedics, war veterans through Veterans Affairs Canada (VA), and individuals involved in disability situations.

Psychological Assessment

In most third party situations a comprehensive assessment is conducted prior to providing treatment. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the extent to which you are suffering psychologically as a result of your experience, to determine your current difficulties, and the needs and nature of treatment required, as well as, to make recommendations to the third party provider.

Treatment

Treatment in third party situations focuses on the “fall out” of your injury, illness, or other life-altering experience with a focus on helping you to return to your pre-accident or pre-experience state of functioning.

WHOM DO WE SERVICE?

We provide services to adolescents and adults.

TREATMENT SPECIALIZATION

Below are some reasons why you might seek help at Dr. Lisa Berger & Associates.

If you or someone you care for …

  • Has been a victim of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or violence.
  • Is struggling with depression, anxiety, fear, phobias, panic attacks, or difficulty managing daily stress.
  • Is overwhelmed or “burned out” by workplace or other stresses.
  • Feels overwhelmed a lot of the time.
  • Has an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, compulsive over-eating).
  • Engages in self-harm behaviours.
  • Lives with obsessions or compulsions.
  • Misuses or is addicted to alcohol or other drugs (prescription or illegal), or compulsive gambling.
  • Is inappropriately angry or has excessive anger.
  • Lives with regret.
  • Lives with grief and/or has experienced loss.
  • Is emotionally exhausted or depleted.
  • Feels hopeless, uncertain about the future, and/or is suicidal.
  • Has a stress-related illness, such as irritable bowel syndrome, excessive fatigue, chronic pain, or tension headaches.
  • Is having difficulty getting along with his or her partner, family, children, in-laws, co-workers or others.
  • Has noticed a decrease in his or her ability to concentrate, remember, make decisions, eat, sleep, or carry out usual activities.
  • Is faced with a major life change such as divorce, loss of a loved one, a career change, or work-related problems.
  • Has been involved in a traumatic incident, such as a life-threatening accident.
  • Needs help understanding or adapting to problems caused by an accident or physical condition.
  • Is suffering with chronic pain or chronic illness.
  • Has experienced a rapid and sudden change in health status or personal situation as a result of injury, illness, or another life-altering event.

Please contact us at 905-836-4555 at anytime for further information or to book an appointment.

Please note that your privacy is very important to us and that any discussion we may have with you would be confidential, see Confidentiality and Privacy.

DO I NEED A REFERRAL?

We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from other professionals.

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