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Common Reasons for Treatment
Types of Treatment
How do I arrange to get started in therapy?
What does therapy involve?
Does good therapy begin with an assessment?


 Common Reasons for Treatment:

People seek out treatment services for a variety of reasons. You may be looking for new skills, new ways of looking at old problems or a supportive guide to walk with you through newly discovered thoughts about yourself and your life. There might be some aspect of your personality or style that you have always wanted to explore, a characteristic you have had trouble accepting or a series of limitations that has made your life more difficult to manage.  Your concerns may be for your child and finding someone who can reach him or her. You may be interested in learning how to reach your full potential as a person, a parent, a spouse, a son or daughter or as a family member. You may be trying to adjust to or find your way back from a difficult experience. You may have learned of a diagnosis that you need help understanding and coping with.

Whatever your reason for seeking treatment, be it for yourself, your child or a loved one, Turning Corners Psychological Services can help. Our clinicians are experienced, regulated health professionals with extensive training in a variety of therapeutic approaches. We believe in working collaboratively with our clients to find the treatment that will work best for them and their family. At Turning Corners you will be treated with respect, professionalism, warmth and acceptance.


Types of Treatment:

The following types of therapeutic approaches are offered at Turning Corners:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Family Systems Treatment
Collaborative Problem Solving
Solution Focused Treatments
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Acceptance and Commitment
Behavioural Management
Art and Play Therapies
Schema Therapy


How do I arrange to get started in therapy?

Clients can self-refer by contacting the practice. We do not require a physician referral although obtaining a referral may be required by your insurance company if you have an extended health insurance plan or benefits program.


What does therapy involve?

Therapy is different for every person and begins by learning about and understanding your unique style, needs and goals. While there are many approaches we can take in working with you, a part of the initial phase of treatment is to learn what approach will work best for you and what skills will help you meet your objectives.

Initially, our clinicians will explore with you the factors that led to you seeking services at this time. Our intention is to offer you a safe environment where you will be treated with dignity, respect and professionalism.

While you will be asked personal questions, you remain in the driver's seat at all times. In other words, you are the one that determines what you feel comfortable to share and when to share it. Our clinicians will collaborate with you to help determine the pace of your treatment so that, as much as possible, it remains manageable and does not become overwhelming.

We recognize that you are the expert on your life. Our role will be to provide you with new perspectives on old problems and additional skills to choose from when you require them. Depending on need and interest you will have opportunities to: learn how your thoughts and beliefs affect your emotional experiences and interpersonal relationships; develop your skills in emotion management, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, communication, mindfulness and relaxation; and explore ways to accept who you are as well as your need to grow and develop further.


Does good therapy begin with an assessment?

Therapy always begins with some type of assessment because understanding is the best way to determine how we can best help you. This usually involve a clinical conversation with your therapist and may include the completion of surveys. In some cases a more formal assessment is recommended either to help with treatment planning or because of a more complex question (i.e., diagnostic clarification, suspected learning disability).

If a more formal assessment is recommended to you then learn more about the assessment services offered at Turning Corners Psychological Services by clicking on the button below.