Motor Vehicle Accident

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) can lead to many significant changes in your life. While the physical effects are easy to identify, the psychological effects are not as visible and are often neglected and left untreated.
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Being involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) can lead to many significant changes in your life.  While the physical effects are easy to identify, the psychological effects are not as visible and are often neglected and left untreated. This is unfortunate because the symptoms that you may experience can be significantly reduced with support, guidance and specific psychological treatment.

Some of the psychological changes or symptoms that may arise after you have been in an automobile accident include:
  • Feeling numb
  • Disturbing recollections of the event
  • Anxiety or avoidance regarding vehicles or the accident site
  • Withdrawal from events you previously enjoyed
  • Low libido and interest in intimacy
  • Feeling constantly uneasy
  • Nightmares
  • Worries about the future
  • Angry outbursts
  • Isolating yourself

Many people are unaware that their automobile insurance often covers psychological rehabilitation in addition to physical rehabilitation, without a referral from their doctor.

The psychologists, therapists and counsellors at McDowall Integrative Psychology & Healthcare can help you develop strategies to overcome or cope with your symptoms so you can start to live a meaningful and fulfilling life again.

How McDowall Integrative Psychology & Healthcare can help you.

At McDowall Integrative Psychology & Healthcare, we take pride in providing our clients with a warm, confidential and safe environment so you will feel open to discuss whatever is on your mind. Making you feel comfortable each and every time you visit is very important to us.

Some stress at work is normal, but if you find yourself under a lot of pressure and this negatively affects other areas of your life such as your social, personal, and physical domains, then you might benefit from our counselling services.

We provide a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where you can speak to one of our therapists about the issues you are experiencing. We will help you implement some coping strategies or improve your existing ones in order to improve your well-being, not simply during your work day but throughout the long-term. We look forward to working with you through the pressures you are facing and help strengthen your resilience to external and internal contributors of stress. 

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