Counseling helps to establish and preserve the emotional and psychosocial balance of the family and promote greater stability and autonomy for the individual who has a mental health disorder. This allows families to deal with their situation in a healthy way and overcome the disorganization that results from a lifestyle centered on the mental health disorder of a loved one.
We offer both individual counseling and group counseling in order to help support the family members, friends and/or caregivers of someone with a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness or mental health disorder. We offer short to mid-term follow-up for families, couples and individuals who are helping or caring for an individual who has a mental health disorder. Our counselors adapt their counseling sessions to the unique needs and situations of every individual; whether they be an adult, a youth or a child.
Phone / Skype Support
We offer phone and Skype support for friends, family members and/or caregivers. This provides individuals the opportunity to still receive counseling without coming to our office. All meetings must be scheduled with a counselor ahead of time.
Request for a Psychiatric Evaluation
Requesting a psychiatric evaluation through a court order is a legal process available to everyone in the province of Quebec. The principal goal of a court order is to act as a preventative measure. It ensures that an individual receives an evaluation by trained professionals who can assess the level of danger of a given situation. by trained professionals.
A court order is invoked to help an individual who may be struggling with a mental illness or is in an acute crisis, and who is an imminent threat to themselves or others. A psychiatric evaluation can also be the first step in receiving long-term treatment and/or a diagnosis.