COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES

Are you, or a family member dealing with mental health challenges?

Have you been diagnosed as having both mild to moderate developmental disability and mental health challenges (dual diagnosis)?

At Educare we will provide you with case management and counselling support services that are right for you.

Using an anti-racism, anti-oppression, and social determinants of health framework and over 20 years of experience, with focus on mental health and addictions, Greg Leslie, B.S.W., R.S.W., provides counselling that is sensitive to his client’s race, religion, culture, sexual and gender identity.

He will work collaboratively with you as well as cross-sector community partners in developing individualized, strengths-based and culturally competent service plans, psychological and psychiatric consultation reports for clients as necessary.

Provide case management and counselling support for clients and their families who have mental health challenges or have been labeled with a dual diagnosis (mild to moderate developmental disability and mental health challenges).

Provide services which are sensitive to client’s race, religion, culture, sexual and gender identity using an anti-racism, anti-oppression, and social determinants of health framework

Work collaboratively with youth, their families as well as cross-sector community partners in developing individualized, strengths-based and culturally competent service plans, psychological and psychiatric consultation reports for clients as necessary.

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Provides direct counselling for youth in the justice system that are in diversion programs, probation, bail conditions, EJS and youth who have mental health in the justice system. Advocacy and collaboration skills gained by successfully working with community partners to ensure client needs are met. Developed individualized treatment plans for the youth and their families by working closely with the courts and other service providers.

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Provide assessment, consultation and case management for the courts by focusing on various topics which include but are not limited to the following: anger, triggers, conflict resolution, communication, and identity, your rights and the law and empathy.

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Provide services for individuals who are struggle with substance use by using a harm reduction approach. Staffs help the individual identify where they are using the stages of change model (Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action and Maintenance) and works with them to put S.M.A.R.T goals in place.

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Provide services for individuals who need support in multiple areas of their lives including self-esteem or relationships.

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Educare Self-care Studio provides services for individual and families who need support managing conflict. The founder has over 20 years working experience working with child welfare, the justice system and the community agencies which aid in providing support keeping families together.

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Individual sessions or group-based workshops (5 to 50 participants) can be facilitated using curriculum to address issues of mental health, academic success, life skills, anger management and family dynamics. These workshops and groups have helped young people reduce suspension, encouraged academic success, promote mental and personal health, life skills and socialization, but also solved issues of immigration, marginalization, oppression and discrimination.

Programs were developed for at risk or behavioural youth with educational challenges so they can continue to have academic success while resolving the impacts that prevent them from pursuing a sustainable education. These programs have focused on providing access to resources for students in the school and their communities using psycho-educational material to aid in students’ credit recovery, reduce suspension rates and improve attendance. GNL believes in advocacy, networking and service co-ordination with community partners to ensure client needs are met.

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Provide services for individuals or groups who need to learn or enhance their life skills. The program uses various psycho-educational materials to help individuals explore their values, likes and dislikes, address how they deal with people with various personality types and implement skills needed in everyday life.

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Trauma-focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an evidenced based treatment for individuals who have experienced and been impacted by trauma. It focuses on helping the individual change their thinking about a situation by examining how thinking affects their feelings and behaviours.  The goal is to change the way people think and act based on their response to the stressor by focusing on teaching and learning through psychoeducation. This will help people see impacts of their negative thinking/thoughts. Participants will be supported through treatment to engage in healing and closure once developing therapeutic rapport and safety. Trauma focused CBT is effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, violence, externalizing behaviors, sexualized behaviors, and feelings of guilt/shame.

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