PSYCHOTHERAPY

Discover the benefits of psychotherapy at INNOVA, with solution-focused interventions to help work through your unique needs.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy with the goal of helping one to improve and maintain, enhanced mental health and well-being.

Registered Psychotherapists commonly help people who are experiencing feelings, thoughts, moods or behaviors that may negatively impact their daily lives, relationships with others and their overall quality of life. Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples, families and even groups, in order to help work through difficulties; and together, help create positive changes in thoughts, thought patterns, behaviours, feelings as well as social functioning.

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Psychotherapy Services at INNOVA

Looking for a Registered Psychotherapist in Mississauga to help you? Visit your local warm and welcoming Psychotherapist at INNOVA!

Psychotherapy at INNOVA is truly a goal-driven, therapeutic and interactive team-based approach. Our Psychotherapists will educate and teach you the tools to help create positive and lasting changes in your mental health and well-being with compassion and support throughout the whole journey. We help couples and individuals from children to adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, domestic violence, abuse, stress, anger and other mental health conditions and challenges using a variety of therapeutic strategies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Psychotherapy Services at INNOVA

Looking for a Registered Psychotherapist in Mississauga to help you? Visit your local warm and welcoming Psychotherapist at INNOVA!

Psychotherapy at INNOVA is truly a goal-driven, therapeutic and interactive team-based approach. Our Psychotherapists will educate and teach you the tools to help create positive and lasting changes in your mental health and well-being with compassion and support throughout the whole journey. We help couples and individuals from children to adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, domestic violence, abuse, stress, anger and other mental health conditions and challenges using a variety of therapeutic strategies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Benefits of Psychotherapy

Some of the benefits of psychotherapy include:

  • Helps to build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, strengthen coping mechanisms
  • Helps improve communication and express certain thoughts and emotions
  • Change client’s behaviour and mental processes and/or how to view the world around
  • Create a new way of looking at difficult problems
  • Help to move towards a solution
  • Gain a better understanding of themselves and their own goals and values
  • Develop skills for improving relationships
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Conditions Treated by Psychotherapy

INNOVA Integrated Wellness Centre :: Conditions Treated by Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can improve symptoms of depression, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, phobias, and panic disorders, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, when used as either the sole treatment or in conjunction with pharmacological treatments.

Here are some of the most common conditions that our psychotherapy services can help treat:

  • Reduction of positive behaviour
  • Self-criticism
  • Lack of assertion
  • Poor problem-solving skills
  • Sleep deprivation/lack of appetite
  • Excessive worry
  • Fatigue
  • Anxious mood
  • Restlessness
  • Irritable mood

Common obsessions include:

  • Fears of getting a disease, such as cancer or AIDS
  • Fears of touching poisons, such as pesticides
  • Fears of forgetting to so something, such as turn off a stove or lock a door

Compulsions are also called “rituals”, which include:

  • Excessive washing or cleaning, such as washing one’s hands many times a day
  • Repeating actions, such as turning a light switch on and off many times
  • Hoarding or saving things, such as keeping old newspapers or old items

Common reaction to stressful or traumatic events such as:

  • Car accidents
  • Being raped
  • Being a victim of a crime
  • Being physically/sexually abused
  • Living through a disaster, such as bombing, flood or seeing a loved one dead

FAQ’s About Our Psychotherapy Services

INNOVA Integrated Wellness :: Frequently Asked Questions
Psychotherapy is not covered by OHIP or the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. However, many individual personal health plans through your workplace include coverage for psychotherapy services.
Yes, psychotherapy can be covered under extended health care benefits and most corporate companies have comprehensive coverage for psychotherapy/psychologist. Please check your individual plan for coverage details.
A referral from a family doctor or someone you know is not required to see a psychotherapist. However, while seeing a therapist is not something we often share with others, in our close relationships we may know of someone who is. If you feel comfortable disclosing to this person, you can ask if they are happy with their therapist and ask for their contact information. You can discuss your problems with your family physician who can refer you to a psychotherapist. Ask your family physician to write you a referral letter for psychotherapeutic treatment by a registered psychotherapist. Some insurance companies accept this and could reimburse for the therapy sessions.
The success achieved through psychotherapy is individual and depends on how much you are open to working with the recommendations and guidance given by your therapist, a lot like other therapies. Most people who enter therapy report feeling an overall sense of well being. It is important to recognize that therapy is not a fast or easy fix. It is a process that can be full of surprises and there may even be setbacks. Sometimes, even if your issue seems straightforward, it can turn into something more complicated. It is important to be patient and trust that things are progressing as they should be. You should be able to tell within a few sessions if you and your psychotherapist are a good fit, and if you are benefiting from therapy. You won’t be a new person overnight, but you may find that in time your overall mood is improving, you feel more connected to family and friends, and less overwhelmed by the issues that were bothering you.

Many people are confused with these three scopes of practice. A “Psychiatrist” is a medical doctor and can prescribe psychotropic medications to patients while, may not have time to do talk therapy sessions with patients. A “Psychologist” cannot prescribe medication and is not a medical doctor, however, can diagnose a patient with a mental health condition and can treat a patient through talk therapy. A “Psychotherapist” is trained to work specifically through talk therapy, where the focus is on the provision of information, advice-giving, encouragement and instruction.

INNOVA Integrated Wellness Center :: Some of Our Services May Be Covered by 3rd Party Services

Psychotherapy Services Are Often Covered by Extended Healthcare Providers

Consult your plan to learn more.

Book a Visit at Our Mississauga Psychotherapy Clinic

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