There are many reasons that our clients seek help from a psychologist. Examples include:
- When they have a vague sense of being stuck or dissatisfied with their lives. They may feel like they aren't living up to their potential or that something is holding them back from feeling happy, fulfilled or accomplished. They might not know what the problem is, but know that they want to fix it.
- When they are living effective and fulfilling lives, but find that they could use support and guidance to deal with a very specific difficulty or stressor. This can include things like stress at work, problems in a relationship, or adjusting to a new life role (e.g., beginning university or becoming a parent).
- When they experience general difficulties or symptoms that affect their lives in several different areas. Individuals may find, for instance, that they are quick to anger, have trouble communicating effectively with others, or struggle with motivation and procrastination.
- When they experience pervasive psychological symptoms that affect many aspects of their lives and interfere with their ability to function effectively. This can include feelings of depression or anxiety that cause distress and get in the way of meeting important goals like performing well at work and developing satisfying relationships with others.
- When they experience severe psychological symptoms that can be associated with specific mental health disorders. These symptoms can cause very high levels of distress, severely limit functioning, and prevent individuals from changing and growing in ways that they can be proud of. Examples include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Substance Use Disorders.
Regardless of the specific reason individuals seek help, they can likely benefit from working with a psychologist. This is because psychologists receive extensive education, training and experience that help them connect with clients, understand their unique worldviews, and identify ways to make positive changes. Most psychologists further develop particular interest and expertise in treating specific concerns such as those related to disability, anxiety, depression, or marital stress.
Psychologists are further trained and experienced in conducting assessments to help identify the nature of a problem when it isn’t clear what is going on for a client. Assessments can be done for clients who want to know more about their issues and how to alleviate them, or when a third party has requested one to support a client (e.g., when an insurance company requests an assessment after a motor vehicle accident).
Psychologists also take special care to take into account issues of individual diversity. Clients from all walks of life are treated with respect regardless of factors such as age, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, culture, or ethnicity. We strive to understand how these factors colour our clients' lives and make them who they are. With our office located in downtown Toronto, our clients reflect the diversity of the city itself.
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms or problems that might benefit from the help of a psychologist, please contact us and we will work with you to find a psychologist who best suits your needs. If you are not sure whether we can be helpful to you, we are happy to answer any questions that might help you decide.
The following is a list of some of the symptoms, problems and disorders that we commonly treat at EBT3. This list, however, is not exhaustive and we encourage you to contact us whether or not you find what you are looking for below.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body Image Issues
Borderline Personality Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Grief and Loss
Life Transitions (e.g., college, parenthood, new job)
Major Depressive Disorder
Phobias (e.g., spiders, heights)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Self-Harm (e.g., cutting)
Separation / Divorce
Social Anxiety Disorder
Stress (e.g., work)
Substance Use Disorders (e.g., alcohol)
Trauma (e.g., abuse, accidents, assault)