Chronic Health and/or Pain Services
Since 1996, I have been working with individuals referred by family doctors, the WSIB, and insurance companies, typically as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. I have developed a cognitive/behavioural approach based on best practices identified by current research to assist people living with chronic health and/or pain conditions.
There are two parts to the therapy. The first is a cognitive psycho-educational approach, increasing your understanding of your beliefs, attitudes, ideas and mental images, and how these affect your management of the condition/pain. The second, behavioural component utilizes techniques to help you reduce the normal tension/anxiety effects of pain and changes in function. This treatment is geared to your goals. Referrals are accepted from physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pain specialists, insurance companies and self referrals.