What is a Counselling Psychologist?
A Counselling Psychologist uses evidence-based therapeutic techniques and approaches that are tailored to your needs in order to enhance your mental health and general well-being.
Counselling Psychologists use a broad range and blend of therapeutic techniques including; cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, existential therapy, or other forms of psychotherapy. They may also utilise various assessments to determine the best approach for you to experience the optimal outcome in therapy and, if you’re uncertain, to identify where exact problems lie. Our counselling psychologists can help with an extensive range of topics and difficulties including anger management, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, phobias, self-esteem issues, stress, substance use and abuse, and trauma.
All Counselling Psychologists in Ontario require a PhD level education of university and post university training, continually update their qualifications and are always subject to some form of supervision.
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
A Clinical Psychologist conducts psychological assessments, diagnoses of mental disorders, and provides psychotherapy for mental health issues. Clinical psychology consists of scientific research to inform evidence-based practice, and clinical service, which focuses on enhancing the well-being of patients.
All Clinical Psychologists in Ontario require a PhD level education of university and post university training, continually update their qualifications and are always subject to some form of supervision.
What do Counselling and Clinical Psychologists do?
Our Psychologists at Mind + Zest provide an extensive range of clinical and counselling services including assessments, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment.
What is the difference between a Registered Psychologist and other disciplines like Psychotherapy, Counselling, and Coaching?
There are a few key differences between a Registered Psychologist (CPsych) and a mental health provider such as a mental health counselor or social worker. The education required for a Psychologist in Ontario is at the PhD level in Psychology whereas mental health counselors typically acquire Master’s level training within the fields of social work, counselling, psychology, play/music/art therapy, behavioral therapy, or family therapy. All of our therapists at Mind + Zesr have obtained Master’s level training and several are completing or have obtained doctoral education.
What Services can be provided through a Psychologist?
Psychologists at Mind + Zest provide Psychological Testing and Assessment, Psychological/Psychology Services, Insurance-Covered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Family/Marital Therapy, and additional forms of talk therapy. We are pleased to offer our full range of services online, so that clients can easily and safely access online counselling in Ontario.
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