Many couples face problems when it comes to healthy, assertive and respectful communication. It can be difficult to talk with someone who communicates in a different way than you do. You or your partner may say things like ‘My partner doesn’t listen to me’ or ‘We don’t talk’ or ‘We always fight’. There will always be challenges in learning to communicate with an intimate partner, because you are two individual people learning and growing alongside each other. It can be very helpful to have an impartial and non-judgemental mediator present to help guide you as you learn new ways of interacting.
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.
Are you feeling frustrated and irritable? Do you often lash out at others or hold your feelings in until you feel like you’re going to explode? We’ve all had those moments in our lives when we’ve felt angry about something. Although anger is considered a normal part of our emotional repertoire, it is how you express your anger that can be problematic. Unhealthy expressions of anger can be triggered in a multitude of situations, including intimate relationships, with your friends, family, and at work.
A comprehensive psychological assessment will help to answer some of these questions. Our assessments provide a thorough exploration of your family history and your social, emotional, personality, and cognitive functioning. With these results, you will gain greater insight into yourself and we will also provide you a diagnosis (if applicable) and a list of recommendations and various treatment options if you choose to continue with additional psychological treatment.
Depression or feelings of prolonged sadness and low mood are all more prevalent than one might think. Various life situations, such as the end of a relationship or marriage, the loss of a loved one, losing your job, financial difficulties or health-related problems, are all capable of triggering depression or depressive symptoms.
Grief & Bereavement
Grief is a natural and healthy reaction to loss and everyone processes their feelings differently…there is no “right” way to grieve or “normal” way to express these sometimes intense emotions. Some people choose to grieve in private, while others seek out social support.
About Video Calling
McDowall Health is proud to begin offering online counselling and other psychological services online for clients unable to attend on-site therapy in our offices. We are making it possible for you to access services from the comfort of your own home, office, or another location using our video calling platform. Our Services can also be accessed using a mobile device from anywhere within Canada!
McDowall Health takes your privacy very seriously, and that’s why we have chosen to use Google Hangouts over other less secure programs or platforms. Google Hangouts is a fully encrypted platform that requires minimal information, is hosted on Canadian servers and complies with Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), The Personal Information Protection Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and all equivalent personal health information protection legislation in Canada. To access online counselling appointments, users simply need a tablet, computer, or mobile device with access to the internet.
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Book an appointment with one of our therapists in the comfort of your home.
We will send you an email confirmation, prior to your first session.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does it Work?
Simply fill out the form below to book your online counselling appointment with a therapist. Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive an email with a link to the online counselling session. Prior to your appointment simply click the link and meet with your therapist at the scheduled time!
What browser do I use?
Please ensure that you have the most recent version of Google Chrome as you will be able to join the online video call via your web browser.
How to Prepare for Your Online Counselling Appointment?
Ensure that you follow the instructions in the appointment confirmation email to set up your McDowall Profile and complete the Consent for Online Video calling. Please do this at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your online session to allow for adequate testing and download
Do I need internet connection?
Yes, please ensure you have a strong internet connection.
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