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What Therapy Options Are Available During COVID-19?

Here at Waystone we have adapted our practice to suit the needs of our patients during this time and offer different options of therapy to match your needs. Please know that you are not alone during this time and that we are here to help.

  • Telehealth – online therapy sessions available through video for psychological and psychoeducational assessments, as well as psychotherapy.
  • In-Person – if you would prefer to speak with one of our therapists in-person we do still offer in-person sessions for psychotherapy and psychological/psychoeducational assessments.

If you are interested in booking an appointment you can book a session book a session here.

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Waystone’s Straightforward but Powerful Process of Growth

Our experience enables us to offer clients a straightforward process to recovery. Having said that, you can rest assured that we do not use a cookie-cutter approach but rather treat each client with the individualized care and attention that you deserve.

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Book an Appointment
With Us

Now that you’ve gotten to know us,
why not schedule an appointment
to get the journey started?

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Start the Assessment
Process

We begin by running a series of
tests that are highly effective in
assessing strengths & challenges.

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Identify Areas for Individual
and/or Workplace Learning

The assessments help us proceed,
working on areas that will lead to
better coping at work, school or life.

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Improve Functioning at
Home, School, and Work

We’ll do a deep dive together,
isolating specific challenges and
finding effective solutions.

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Online Psychotherapy: Providing Care with Comfort

We are keen on making support accessible and convenient for people who do not have the means or ability to get to a physical session. Our online therapy services cater to your privacy, ease, comfort as well as scheduling ease using our online booking tool.

Our team of Professional and licensed psychologists have a wealth of experience on a range of issues with effective results through online psychotherapy. The privacy of our clients is important to us. We follow strict professional and ethical guidelines when it comes to client information confidentiality.

We understand that our clients have different needs that may include inability to attend physical sessions or face to face communication concerns, our online service provides an alternative that caters to their comfort. With encrypted and secure communication lines, you can rest easy knowing your information is secure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t it a sign of weakness to go to a therapist or psychologist?

Not at all! Quite the contrary, in fact. Seeking help is a sign that one recognizes the problem and is willing to take action to make it better. That’s a sign of strength! Counselling helps people assess the stressors and issues that they are facing, then addresses these issues and helps one take steps to overcome what’s holding them back. While society has placed a stigma on therapy, that stigma has been lessening over time. Nowadays there is much more recognition of mental health and emotional struggles as legitimate issues. Much as one would see a medical doctor for treatment of a physical ailment, individual counselling is the best option for people coping with mental and emotional health issues.

Can one suffer from both anxiety and depression, or are they mutually exclusive?

Anxiety and depression have a lot of overlap. It is not at all uncommon for someone with depression issues to also deal with anxiety. Indeed, they are often two sides of the same coin, coexisting and manifesting themselves simultaneously or alternating. Whereas depression is more of a shutdown reaction to negative feelings and emotions, anxiety is a constant worry about what kind of bad things might happen. Both are part of the stress response system and can most certainly exist side by side, appearing as a debilitating emotional condition. The good news is that anxiety and depression do not need to be treated separately. At Waystone we often treat people who are experiencing issues of both depression and anxiety.

I’ve been called ‘slow,’ and/or ‘lazy’ – how do I know whether I have a learning challenge? Aren’t a lot of these just an excuse?

Last part first: Learning challenges are hardly an excuse! Rather they are legitimate issues facing many in our society – somewhere in the range of 1 in 10 people, in fact. Sadly, there are still remnants of an old guard, old school mentality, people who claim that learning challenges are “bunk” and that all you need to do is “apply yourself.” Clearly these people haven’t seen someone struggling while trying their best, ‘applying’ themselves only to see little if any improvement. The natural reaction to and result of that is frustration, often times leading to the breaking point where the person struggling with the learning challenge just wants to give up. There is no reason to label anyone ‘slow,’ ‘lazy,’ or anything else – that’s just derogatory and unproductive. Our goal at Waystone is to use universally recognized methods and assessments to diagnose the learning challenge(s) that a client is facing, then provide resources for that person to get better. The way to overcome these challenges – like any challenge in life – is to do the work. So by coming to Waystone you’ll have the means to work hard and ‘apply yourself’ in the right ways, helping you overcome your challenges and become a more productive, successful and contented person.

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