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Youth & Adult Mental Health

Occupational Therapists (OTs) can help people of all ages - from children and youth, to adults and the elderly - with improving their mental health. OTs work with individuals (and families) to address the mental health related barriers affecting their participation in various life roles.

 

OT interventions focus on improving each clients function and independence through psychosocial, psychoeducational, cognitive as well as sensory, mindfulness, and exercise based approaches.

Common areas which Occupational Therapists can assist with are, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • ADHD

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Schizophrenia

  • School organization and post-secondary readiness

  • Challenging behaviour & social communication difficulties

  • Neurodivergent individuals seeking support for sensory processing and executive functioning difficulties.

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