SHC psychologists provide evidence-based cognitive-behavioural assessment and treatment services to individuals affected by:
SHC psychologists can provide a range of psychological assessment and treatment
services to individual adults.
We also provide group psycho-education sessions for general health and stress
Our clinical practice is very scientific, and is based on what the most recent evidence
suggests should help most people most of the time with concerns similar to those
you're asking for help with.
That being said, the best, most advanced scientific interventions in the world aren't any good if you don't trust your treatment provider and don't believe in the plan that he or she is creating for you. The most progress in any treatment or recovery is made within the context of a strong therapeutic relationship. If someone listens to you respectfully, and helps you to figure out what's important to you, so that you can solve your problems together, that is most of what you will need for most of the advice and counselling in your life. That is the most basic aspect of counselling that needs to be present for you or anyone to make progress in any therapeutic counselling relationship.
We always strive to provide a welcoming, secure, and respectful environment where you can feel safe disclosing your problems and looking for solutions. You should always feel heard, understood, and respected when you come to our clinic.
This relationship is the foundation of all psychotherapeutic interventions from the most basic psycho-education session to the most complicated assessment and treatment plans. It is a necessary component for any improvement to occur, and may be enough to solve many of the everyday problems that most people encounter.
But, it is not enough if you have more complicated problems.
Having a good relationship with your therapist is important. But, if you need help with a complicated presentation or specific disorders, you also need to work with someone who understands when and how to apply the specific interventions needed to get you out of that condition to full recovery, or in some cases, to a cure. Full recovery and cure are not always possible, but they are definitely not possible if you are only relying on a trusted relationship to get you better. Sometimes you need more. You need the science to take you further.
Psychologists are not covered under OHIP, so patients either have to be able to pay for services themselves, or have access to an insurer system that will pay directly or reimburse for services by a registered Psychologist.
Every insurance systems offers different benefits with different levels of coverage for different amounts of time. They also all pay Psychologists different rates. If you have your own private insurance plan, you may have to speak with them directly about your coverage; most private plans will not discuss benefits with providers, as this is considered personal and confidential health information. That being said, we can give you some basic information about each of these systems and what you will need in order to access psychological services.
NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits)
WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board)
Extended Health Benefits
Medavie Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
Interim Federal Health Program
Call the office to enquire further about any of these programs.
And General Health Counseling for:
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Ohsweken / Six Nations and surrounding area
Smith Health Consulting
Call Us: 1-289-639-5604
Hamilton and surrounding area
Emergency / Crisis contacts
If you or someone you care about is feeling like they might hurt themselves or someone else, call 911, contact one of the services below, or go to your nearest emergency room. You also can call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 if you have questions about how to proceed.