At Inspired Minds, we have practitioners that have a wealth of experience assisting individuals with a variety of concerns. Contact our intake coordinator to discuss your areas of concern and we will ensure you are connected with a therapist that practices the therapeutic approach that best meets your needs.

We support individuals experiencing:

  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Pet Loss
  • Trauma
  • Infertility
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Planning

All therapy starts with an intake appointment/comprehensive assessment.

A comprehensive psychological assessment gathers information from a variety of sources to evaluate an individual’s overall psychological functioning. The goal of this type of evaluation is to investigate an individual’s current emotional functioning, personality style and areas of concern to understand how these issues may be impacting their ability to function in everyday life, including work. A psychological evaluation is an important first step in the diagnostic process and yields valuable information that can be used to guide the treatment process. These appointments are 1.5 hours long, cost $337.50.

Subsequent individual therapy sessions are 1 hour in length, cost $225.

Psycho-Educational Assessment

A psychoeducational assessment is helpful when a child/adolescent is having difficulties with learning, paying attention, reading, writing, and/or with their math skills. These assessments use tests that help the psychologist find and understand your child’s specific challenges and strengths. Once these struggles are identified, a report is generated and can be provided to other psychologists, support staff, teachers, and schools to help a person achieve their educational and career-related goals.

The purpose of a psychoeducational assessment is to evaluate an individual’s specific cognitive, academic, behavioural, and social/emotional functioning to clarify their learning strengths and areas of need. This is generally accomplished through standardized testing (e.g., cognitive and academic tests with rating scales designed to measure symptom severity and frequency), collateral interviews, questionnaires, observations, and review of previous records or reports. This diagnostic process may lead to the identification of a wide variety of conditions including learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia), ADHD, anxiety, depression, social skills issues, sleep problems, mood disorders, sensory issues, auditory processing, information processing, speech and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, and other concerns. The end result of the assessment is a feedback session to discuss the findings, a plan to move forward, and a formal diagnostic report.  A psychoeducation assessment is conducted over several sessions, cost per assessment $2950.

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a therapeutic approach that combines behavioural science, zen/contemplative practice, and dialectical philosophies. It was originally developed to assist individuals with borderline personality disorder to regulate their emotions and increase coping skills. It has since demonstrated significant outcomes for depression, anxiety, ADHD, binge-eating, bulimia, and problem drinking. Research has also shown reductions in suicidal behaviour, non-suicidal self injury, and anger.

DBT is a long term therapy used to assist individuals in accepting their current situation and fostering change. It helps individuals accumulate skills that will assist them in:

  • maintaining their motivation to continue working towards their goals
  • identifying their capabilities
  • generalizing the skills learned to their everyday life
  • managing factors that increase the likelihood of emotional reactions.

Components of our DBT program include:

  • Individual Therapy. Working with a therapist, one-on-one, to learn how to apply skills in everyday situations, accept situations and change what you can, stay motivated, and increase quality of life.
  • Skills Group. A psycho-educational group intended to teach the DBT skills in four modules: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Team Consultation. DBT therapists attend a regular meeting to support each other and ensure adherence to the DBT philosophies. It is the “treatment of a community of clients by a community of therapists” (Marsha Linehan).
  • Phone Coaching. Clients participating in the DBT program can utilize their therapist outside of their appointments to assist them in learning how and when to use skills effectively.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a therapeutic approach that combines behaviour therapy and cognitive psychology. It is goal oriented and focused on problem solving. The therapist is often directive and guides the client in challenging thoughts in an effort to change their feelings and behaviours. It addresses dysfunctional emotions and promotes more adaptive coping. It can consist of exposure therapy, skills training, cognitive restructuring, and homework. CBT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health concerns and to assist in dealing with everyday challenges.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

ART is an evidence based psychotherapy that fosters rapid recovery by reprogramming how the brain stores traumatic memories and images so that they no longer trigger physical and emotional reactions. ART incorporates memory visualization techniques that are enhanced through the use of rapid eye movements – similar to eye movements that occur during dreaming – as well as memory reconsolidation, a way in which new information is incorporated into existing memories.