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Psychotherapy and Counselling

As experts in behavioural psychology, Adler Family Centre has years of experience and expertise treating the full range of psychological difficulties arising from the following problems and life situations:

  • Depression disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Excessive shyness
  • Attention-related difficulties (ADD and ADHD)
  • Eating-related problems
  • Work stress
  • Marital and relationship difficulties
  • Parent-child relationship difficulties
  • Gay, lesbian, transgender and transsexual issues
  • Adoption issues


We use a wide range of therapies to address difficulties in these areas including the following approaches:

  • Individual psychotherapy and counseling:
    For individuals of all ages, we treat the full range of psychological difficulties. We have considerable expertise in using a wide range of therapeutic strategies to treat problems such as anxiety disorder, depression, attention disorder and all the problems listed above.
  • Family therapy:
    Family therapy is a highly effective form of treatment to address problems that family members have interacting and communicating with each other. By finding more ways of successfully resolving conflicts and finding solutions to problems, family members will develop more satisfying and stronger relationships with each other. Family therapy also can address a wide-range of difficulties faced by individuals, including problems such as anxiety disorder, depression and attention deficit disorder, sometimes even more effectively than individual therapy.
  • Couples counselling:
    The challenges of intimate relationships can be mastered through engaging in couples Colleen, a type of behavioural psychology. By examining, evaluating and changing beliefs about their relationships, couples can lead more content, satisfying and fulfilling lives together and as individuals.
  • Group therapy:
    Group therapy can be a very successful approach to address a wide range of social-emotional difficulties such as attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorder, and depression. There are several ways that group therapy can be helpful. Participating in groups, led by our well-trained and qualified psychologist and mental health therapist, can help by: 1) Learning the skills needed change behavior and then practicing those skills with other group members, and 2) receiving suggestions from the psychologist and other group members.

Psychological and Psychiatric Assessments

We provide expert services in assessing a comprehensive range of problems including

  • Anxiety disorders – Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Mood Disorders – Dysthymic Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD – Includes problems with attention, concentration and focusing, hyperactivity, restlessness, impulsivity
  • PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder – Includes problems arising problems with traumatic experiences such as physical and sexual abuse and exposure to violence
  • Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder

These assessments usually include comprehensive interviews(s) with the client and, if appropriate, family members. We also administer standardized questionnaires to better understand the nature and severity of the problems.

Following the completion of the assessment, we meet with the client to discuss the assessment results, conclusions and recommendations. Based on the parents or client’s preference, we can prepare a written report which includes the client’s reason for referral, background information, assessment results, conclusions and recommendations.