Behavioural Health Care is dedicated to excellence and innovation in the provision of psychological and rehabilitation services. Working with you, our psychologists create solutions to motivate and move people forward into a healthy, productive life. Evidence-based psychological treatments are employed to assist clients to reduce psychological distress and improve functioning, and return to work.
Our psychologists specialize in the cognitive-behavioural approach to health & rehabilitation psychology. We treat a wide range of disabling conditions & psychological disorders, some of which are:
Pervasive Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
Chronic Illness & Pain
Chronic Pain (Fibromyalgia, CRPS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Wellness & Lifestyle
Alcohol & Drug
Behavioural Health Care is able to provide you with two types of assessment services.
The first is a psychological assessment for treatment planning purposes. This assessment seeks to determine the client's symptom presentation, the impact it is having on their functioning, and precipitating and perpetuating factors that are maintaining the disturbance. The report outlines a treatment plan to improve functioning and assist the client to return to their pre-injury lifestyle and work, as appropriate. This type of assessment typically involves a review of medical documentation provided, two hours of clinical interview time, psychological testing as required, and 2-2.5 hours for report preparation. There may be additional costs for test materials. Costs for this type of assessment range from $900 - $1300.
We also provide Independent Psycho-Legal Assessments. These are formal psychodiagnostic assessments generated for court purposes. There is typically a review of documentation, extensive psychometric testing, several diagnotic interviews, and a comprehensive report. The fee for these services is $250 per hour. Typically a total of 10 - 30 hours are required. Additional services and costs are associated with follow-up reports, rebuttal reports, expert witness preparation for court and court appearances.
Behavioural Health Care provides both individual and couples counselling for adults. We do not provide services to minors.
The predominant treatment approach used in psychological treatment sessions is cognitive-behavioural. However, our psychologists adopt an eclectic approach, and may integrate elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Experiential therapies, as well as EMDR, mindfulness meditation, relaxation training, biofeedback, and supportive intervention techniques, as needed to assist clients.
When the goal of treatment is centred around work return, our treatment approach is divided into two “phases”. Phase One treatment occurs prior to work return. During this phase, we introduce treatment strategies of relevance to the identified problems most related to the presenting disability. The primary objectives of Phase One are to: 1) decrease levels of distress, 2) increase knowledge and skills necessary for adaptive coping and self-management and, 3) prepare the client for return to work.
Phase Two treatment coincides with a return to work plan. The purpose of Phase Two is to tailor the treatment of Phase I to the work environment. This phase assists the client to implement the skills and strategies of Phase One in the work place, thereby promoting workplace independence and self-management, and improving the prognosis for a durable return to work.
Treatment services are billable at a rate between $200 and $225 per 50 minute session. Each of our psychologists also does some limited pro bono work, particularly for ALSBC.
CONSULTATION SERVICES AND WORKSHOPS
In addition to assessment and treatment, we are also happy to provide consultation services on complex cases or on other questions of interest to you. Consistent with our interest in education, we are able to provide workshops to insurance and employer groups on topics of interest to them related to psychological disability and stress, the role of assessment, treatment, and challenges in return to work. The costs for these services are available upon request.