psychotherapy

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -
psychotherapy

Services

All services are available as in-person, video or phone sessions.

  • Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Family Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Group Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Registered Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI)

  • Psychological Evaluation for Immigration

individual_therapyIndividual Therapy

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counselling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors; work through challenging or influential memories; identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change; better understand themselves and others; set personal goals; and work toward desired change. People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

Group Therapy

group-therapyGroup Therapy refers to therapy sessions in which approximately 6-10 individuals meet with a trained group therapist. Within this format, group members are encouraged to give feedback to others. Feedback includes expressing your own feelings about what someone says or does.

Interaction between group members are highly encouraged and provides each person with an opportunity to try out new ways of behaving; it also provides members with an opportunity for learning more about the way they interact with others. In some group therapy cases, hearing about the experiences of others who are experiencing a similar problem can provide helpful insight that allows a member to think about their own experiences in a different way. It is a safe environment in which members work to establish a level of trust that allows them to talk personally and honestly. Group members make a commitment to the group and are instructed that the content of the group sessions is confidential. It is not appropriate for group members to disclose events of the group to an outside person.

couple therapyCouples Therapy

First, it is important to realize that couples’ therapy, marriage counseling and marital therapy are all the same. These different names have been used to describe the same process, with the difference often based on which psychotherapy theory is favored by the therapist using the term, or whether an insurance company requires a specific name for reimbursement.

Couples therapy is often seen as different from one individual psychotherapy because the relationship is the focus of attention, instead of one individual. Couples therapy focuses on the difficulties existing in the relationship between two people. In couples’ therapy, the therapist will help you and your partner identify the conflict issues within your relationship, and will help you decide what changes are needed in the relationship and in the behavior of each partner, for both of you to feel satisfied with the relationship.

family therapyFamily Therapy

Family therapy involves a whole family, or several family members, all meeting with a therapist. Family therapy can be helpful if a family is having difficulty getting along. It can also be used when one family member has a problem, and family relationships may be contributing to or maintaining the problem. In many cases the problem may be exhibited by a child, but this is not always the case.

Family Therapists help family members find constructive ways to help each other. They work in ways that acknowledge the context of people's families and other relationships, sharing and respecting individuals' different perspectives, beliefs, views and stories, and exploring possible ways forward. Family Therapists thus not only support change with individuals but also in their relationships in the family and beyond, so children, young people, adults and/or those important to them are supported in continued recovery.

Rush & Associates Psychotherapy and Wellness provides comprehensive psychological assessments for individuals facing Immigration and Refugee Board review to determine their eligibility to remain in Canada. The assessment typically includes evaluating pre- and post-migration experiences, the presence of psychological symptoms and disorders, the potential psychological impact of being denied residency in Canada and the need for procedural accommodations during an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing. This service is provided through self-referral or some lawyers, advocates or family members may also refer you to our services. The psychological evaluation for immigration includes a full assessment report.

Client Focus

-Age
-Children (6 to 10)
-Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
-Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
-Adults
-Elders (65+)

Specialties

-Relationship Issues
-Trauma and PTSD
-Anger Management

Mental Health

-Mood Disorders
-Personality Disorders
-Thinking Disorders

Presenting Concerns

-Anger Management
-Anxiety
-Behavioural Issues
-Bipolar Disorder
-Body Image
-Borderline Personality
-Career Guidance

 

-Chronic Illness/Pain
-Coping Skills
-Depression
-Divorce / Separation
-Domestic Abuse / Violence
-Emotional Disturbance
-Family Conflict
-Grief

 

-Infertility
-Infidelity
-Intellectual Disability
-Life Transitions
-Marital and Premarital
-Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
-Peer Relationships
-Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
-Self Esteem

 

-Self-Harming
-Sexual Abuse
-Sleep or Insomnia
-Stress
-Substance Use
-Suicidal Ideation
-Women’s Issues

Treatment Approach

Types Of Therapy 

Art Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
Compassion Focused
Emotionally Focused
Family / Marital

Humanistic
Integrative
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Play Therapy
Assessments and Evaluation

Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Strength-Based
Trauma Focused

Workshops

Do you lose control over your emotions and act in a way, which you regret later on? Do you promise yourself you will no longer lose control over a very stressful situation? Anger management classes will teach you skills that will help you become aware of your emotions, and help you manage stressful situations in an assertive non-aggressive manner. Our co-ed group serves both court-mandated individuals, as well as those who attend voluntarily or at the request of their family or workplace.

Learn to implement Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) techniques and strategies including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

The anxiety and Mindfulness Group focuses on providing individuals with tools and information to assist them in managing their symptoms of anxiety. Topics addressed include: learning about anxiety, self-management techniques including deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness techniques, understanding of automatic thoughts, effective communication skills and an ability to cope with setbacks, to name a few.

Stress Therapy, Family Therapy, and Couple Therapy

Psychological Evaluation for Immigration