PSYCHOLOGY & MENTAL HEALTH
Psychology is the attempt to understand the human mind and behaviour. In the context of therapy, it involves melding the science behind this understanding with the art of relationships. Psychologists assess, diagnose, treat, guide, and support people to help them reach their goals for therapy. The goals can vary significantly and can change over time. For example, a person may want to recover from an addiction, only to discover that the addiction has been helping to make up for something that is missing in their lives. In this case, the initial goal for therapy can change from dealing with the addiction to restoring balance in the psyche. At the Welling Centre, we believe that the resources we need to find balance, to grow, and to feel whole are within each of us, even if they may be blocked or dislocated currently. Your source for wellness is inside. We aim to help you reach your goals for therapy by (re)connecting you with that source. Welling Centre offers mental health services from registered psychologists, as well as other lower cost mental health practitioners. Direct billing offered. Video, phone and in-person sessions offered.
Massage therapy is a relaxation experience intended to bring both short-term and long-term relief from muscle and joint pain. A massage therapy appointment begins with discussing the client’s areas of discomfort, goals, and anything else that feels important. Massage therapists use a variety of techniques. Most techniques allow the client to lie still and relax, and some require active participation, such as activation of a muscle group. After the hands-on treatment, the massage therapist will discuss and demonstrate exercises that can be done at home. Direct billing offered.
OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY (OMT)
OMTs work with all the tissues and systems of the body and there is a vast range in approaches from very subtle to much more direct manipulation; the therapist adjusts to your body’s needs and way of receiving work.
Osteopathy works on the premise that our bodies have the capacity to heal themselves. We find what is working well and is a source of vitality for each person. We have learned to help the body by adjusting joints, organs, and pressures. OMTs seek to find ways to support health so that the movement expression might be fuller and the ‘inner physician’ can emerge.
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