Our Approach

The holistic model of health care is based on treating the “whole” person, taking into consideration the mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual states of well-being. Unlike traditional approaches, which address the symptoms of a condition or disease, we employ a bigger picture approach to wellness. By working with both the mind and the body, we will create the opportunity for healing and balance. Whether you are interested in learning meditation and mindful movement practices or exploring deep intrapersonal space through psychotherapy, Catalyst Wellness has something for you.

At Spectrum Recovery, we look beyond addiction. We address the root causes to create lasting change.

- Jesse Hanson, Clinical Director

Our Integrated Approach

It is a time in human history when more and more people are being medicated for mental health and physiological issues. Simultaneously, curiosity around holistic treatment is rising. Many people are growing tired of relying on medications to treat their mental and physical imbalances. Catalyst Wellness incorporates a vast array of holistic and clinical proven interventions to provide its clients with a well-rounded approach to wellness. Clients in our program are treated to psychotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, life coaching, nutritional guidance and much more.

Why Choose Catalyst?

We know that there are a lot of options out there for your mental health and physical wellness needs. Choosing Catalyst Wellness for your mental health and physical wellness services will set you apart from the rest because our team of highly-qualified professionals specialize in cutting-edge psychotherapies and natural medicines. Our team is trained in mindfulness, compassion, and client-centered approaches to ensure that you get the best and most individualized treatment possible. Our first-class Yorkville facility ensures that you will be able to transform yourself in comfort and style. We offer a highly confidential, safe, and secure setting so that you can feel confident in your personal process of transformation.

Our Specialties

Types of dependencies we treat:

  • Substance Abuse: Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

    Substance abuse is the overindulgence and dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or a narcotic drug. A person who is partaking in destructive, maladaptive behaviours that involve the use and/or dependency on a substance often suffers from underlying relationship, attachment, existence, or life-direction issues that predicate the substance abuse pattern.

  • Substance Abuse: Prescription Drugs

    Canada is the second-largest consumer of prescription opioids in the world, lending itself to a drug misuse crisis. At Helix Healthcare Group, we address this growing area of concern using a comprehensive approach.

  • Sexual Addiction

    Sexual addiction is a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Like all addictions, its negative impact on the individual and their family members increase as the disorder progresses. Over time, the sufferer becomes desensitized and feels compelled to intensify their sexual behaviours in order to achieve the same results. Often it is not about sex, but issues around intimacy and connection.

  • Relationship / Love Addiction (co-dependency)

    Love addiction is when a person needs to put his or her own time, effort, and energy into someone else in order to feel alive. People suffering from love addiction often value their beloved above themselves, and their focus on the recipient of their love may even become obsessive. Love addiction doesn’t necessarily pertain only to romantic or sexual relationships. It is possible for a person to fall into love addiction with their friends, children, sponsor, guru or religious figure, or even with a movie star, whom they have never met.

  • Shopping Addiction

    In this day and age, it is virtually impossible to exist without thinking about, wanting, and acquiring material possessions. The determining factor that denotes when a person who is living in a material world becomes a person who has a material addiction, can be found when the acquisition of material goods becomes disruptive to one’s life and is treated as more important than human relationships.

  • Gambling

    Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, is a type of impulse-control disorder. Compulsive gamblers can’t control the impulse to gamble, even when they know their gambling is hurting themselves and their loved ones. Gambling is all the addiction sufferer can think about, no matter the consequences. Compulsive gamblers keep gambling whether they’re up or down, broke or flush, happy or depressed. Even when they know the odds are against them, even when they can’t afford to lose.

  • Eating Disorders (non-critical)

    Eating disorders are conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual’s physical and mental health. A person will often find themselves struggling with their relationship with food due to social issues and problems with the concept of taking in nourishment or love.

  • Work Addiction

    Work addiction takes on many forms. Among them, deriving our identify and self-esteem from what we do. At Helix Healthcare Group, we address the underlying issues so you can truly achieve work-life balance.

Types of mental health areas we treat:

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is an uncomfortable sensation of inner turmoil that can be accompanied by feelings of nervousness, apprehension, fear and dread. For many it can be debilitating and even lead to additional stress-related health issues. At Helix, we recognize the wide range of anxiety-related disorders and use integrative treatment techniques to address triggers, balance the nervous system response and reduce psychological stress.

  • Depression

    Mood disorders are a group of affective disturbances that include major depressive, bipolar and substance-induced disorders. Such disorders can lead to profound emotional dysregulation and psychological upheaval, which can make it difficult to function at home and in the work place.

  • Trauma

    According to Dr. Gabor Maté, “not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but [they] can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic.” At Helix Healthcare we specialize in trauma resolution, and address the underlying causes of addiction and mental health issues.

  • Mood Disorders

    Mood disorders are a group of affective disturbances that include major depressive, bipolar and substance-induced disorders. Such disorders can lead to profound emotional dysregulation and psychological upheaval, which can make it difficult to function at home and in the work place.

  • Loss of Purpose

    At Helix Healthcare Group, we recognize that a sense of purpose is integral to ones sense of fulfilment and life satisfaction. Modern life, with its emphasis on prestige and material wealth, is not always conducive to psychological and emotional prosperity. Using mindfulness techniques and a host of wellness therapies, it is our goal to nurture our clients’ self-awareness and uncover hidden passions in order to cultivate a more inspired, gratifying life.

  • Personality Disorders

    Personality encompasses ones unique, enduring patterns of mental and behavioural traits. These patterns typically develop from early life experiences and produce a type of template against which we organize our interaction with the world. Personality disorders are the result of maladaptive patterns and can lead to difficulties with emotional regulation, impulse control, cognitive function and interpersonal relationships.

  • Body Dysmorphia

    Body dysmorphia describes a preoccupation with a perceived defect in one’s physical appearance. People dealing with body dysmorphia are commonly bombarded with pervasive and often obsessive negative thoughts about their looks, which can lead to immense psychological distress and impaired functioning.

  • Family Challenges

    Romantic partnerships, friendships and family relationships all serve one of our most basic human needs – social interaction. When these relationships are functioning optimally, they confer a sense of psychological support, emotional validation and personal fulfillment. The opposite is true when our primary relationships are functioning poorly, creating a sense of distress as we struggle with one of our fundamental needs not being met.

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Helix Midtown
164 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M4P 1G4
416.924.CARE (2273)


Phone: 416.921.CARE (2273)

Fax: 416.921.2237

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