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Well-being

We routinely use the Quality of Life Inventory as a measure of positive psychology to give our clients feedback on the 16 areas of life that make up human happiness and meaning in cultures around the world. For patients presenting with symptoms of mood disorders we frequently use Beck Scales, such as Beck Depression Inventory, [...]

Individual Therapy

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Relationship Testing

There are a number of tests that are aimed at measuring the functioning of the family, marital satisfaction and the compatibility of a couple. In our practice we often use the following tests to identify relational issues: Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Test, Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA), Marital Satisfaction Scale and Family Relationship Inventory.

Personality Testing

There are two main types of personality tests: objective, or those involving standardized questions and answers, and projective tests which involve ambiguous questions and personalized answers. We generally administer the following battery of personality tests: at least one of the objective tests such as Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2), the 16PF, and the Millon Clinical [...]

Intelligence

We use the most commonly administered intelligence quotient (IQ) test, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, now in its Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV). It generally takes us about an hour and a half to administer it and it can be taken by anyone 16 and up. Children are administered their own version of the IQ test, Wechsler [...]

Psychological Testing

Unlike many other counseling centers that focus solely on providing therapy, we offer a wide variety of objective and subjective psychological tests included but not limited to intelligence, personality, wellbeing, marital, relational and aptitude batteries. Whether you want to join MENSA, decide on what career path to pursue or to better pinpoint issues in your [...]

Teletherapy

Due to the hectic lifestyles and dual careers many of today’s individuals cannot find the time for in-office counseling. We use video conferencing technology such as Skype so that we can conduct your session from anywhere to fit it in your busy schedule.

Group Therapy

A therapy group usually consists of 3-8 people who meet on a weekly or biweekly basis with a therapist who serves as a facilitator. Anything mentioned during group sessions is confidential and group members agree to protect each other’s identity outside of the group. The environment of the group therapy provides a safe way to [...]

Family Therapy

Family therapy focuses on relationships within the family unit and requires other family members to be present. Depending on the issues involved, family therapy may be the primary focus of treatment, or as a supplement to advance the goals of individual therapy. Family therapy approach views family as a system which is greater than the [...]

Co-parenting Counseling

Many couples benefit from a parenting coordinator who assists them in resolving conflicts related to shared custody and co-parenting. The stresses of residential changes, economic hardship and role changes often compromise parents’ capacity to co-operate in meeting their children’s needs for safety, care, control, education and relationships with each parent. Through therapy the couple will [...]