What is psychotherapy & mental health therapy?

Psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that involves a trained mental health professional working with an individual, couple, family, or group to help them understand and address emotional, behavioural, and psychological issues. The primary goal of psychotherapy is to improve a person's mental and emotional wellbeing, enhance their coping skills, and promote positive changes in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

At the Adelaide Health Clinic, our psychotherapist can help with feelings of depression, low self-esteem, addiction, and grief, among many others. If you are struggling, please reach out and let us help.

When can psychotherapy help?

Psychotherapists can help treat a range of mental health conditions and emotional or behavioural issues, including, but not limited to:

- Mood disorders: depression, bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder
- Anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Trauma-related disorders: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, complex trauma
- Personality disorders: borderline personality disorder (BPD), antisocial personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder
- Eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder
- Substance use disorders: alcohol use disorder, drug addiction, dual diagnosis (co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders)
- Psychotic disorders: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder
- Neurodevelopmental disorders: ADHD, autism spectrum disorders
- Stress-related disorders: adjustment disorders, work-related stress, caregiver stress
- Sleep disorders: insomnia, nightmares, parasomnias
- Relationship & family issues: martial conflicts, family dysfunction, parenting challenges, divorce and separation
- Bereavement & grief: coping with loss and mourning, complicated grief
- Self-esteem & identity issues: low self-esteem, identity development
- Anger management: intermittent explosive disorder, difficulty managing anger
- Sexual & gender-related issues: sexual dysfunction, gender dysphoria, relationship and intimacy issues
- Coping with life transitions: adjusting to major life changes, such as retirement, relocation, or career shifts
- Work & career-related stress: job-related stress and burnout, career development and decision-making

How does psychotherapy work?

This therapy helps patients to have greater insight, self-reflection, and self-awareness, and to give them the tools and action steps they need to help them have a more balanced perception, greater wellness, empowerment in their lives, and more healthy relationships.

Is psychotherapy at the Adelaide Health Clinic covered by OHIP?

The psychotherapy that we offer at the Clinic is covered by OHIP.

Do you need a referral to get psychotherapy treatment at the Adelaide Health Clinic?

Yes. A referral from your family physician is required to access psychotherapy services at the Adelaide Health Clinic.

Is the Adelaide Health Clinic accepting new psychotherapy patients?

Please call our reception team to inquire about our availability for new patients.