Blog

NEW: Adolescent Mental Health Support at Helix

Helix Healthcare Group provides innovative treatment services for those facing mental health, trauma and addiction challenges. Located in Toronto, our boutique treatment facility offers a unique, holistic approach that pairs traditional methods of care with cutting-edge therapies to help our clients achieve lasting change.

We are expanding our services and have some exciting news to share with you …

 

Introducing Helix Adolescent Mental Health Services

As of September 2017, Helix Healthcare Group will offer consulting and treatment services for adolescents 12-19 years old who are struggling with their mental health, trauma experiences, and/or challenges with substance use.

By accessing these services, adolescents and their families will be able to experience our evidence-informed therapies, conventional treatments, and holistic mind-body solutions.

Customized treatment plans are offered by a therapist(s) trained and experienced in implementing EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Mindfulness, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with adolescents.

Youth-oriented wellness services, such as Hypnotherapy, Sound Therapy, Yoga and other therapeutic services are also available.

“After EMDR Therapy, the troubling memories can be more comfortably recalled as ‘just something that happened’ and easily believe it’s over, allowing the child or teen to move forward.”


How it Can Support Your Teen

When an upsetting, scary or painful experience happens, sometimes the memory of the experience stays “stuck” or “frozen” in the mind and body. The experience may return in a distressing and intrusive way and the individual may cope by avoiding everything associated with the upsetting experience. For example, a child who has experienced a bad bicycle accident may have repeated nightmares, be fearful of trying new things, and avoid things that are associated with a bicycle. A similar reaction can occur with a bullying situation, traumatic accident, parental divorce and more.

There`s hope. We can help.

Research and clinical practice shows that a child or teen can benefit from EMDR therapy to overcome troubling thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. These may or may not be a result of the following:

  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties caused by distressing, difficult, or scary life experiences;
  • Having been involved in a bullying or traumatic incident and they are having trouble moving past it;
  • Having been involved in an accident and they can’t stop remembering or reliving it;
  • Struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, self-harm, or substance use;
  • Having witnessed or heard violence in or out of the home;
  • Struggling with a divorce, loss, or death of a parent or caregiver.

The program is being led by Director of Clinical Operations, Jillian Hosey (Social Worker).  Jillian is one of the few individuals in Canada who is trained and experienced in implementing EMDR with children, youth and teens. May be applicable for coverage under extended health plans.

At Helix Healthcare Group, we give you the support you need, when you need it the most.

To book an FREE consultation please contact us at

416.921.2273 or email [email protected].

Read more on how EMDR therapy can help children, teens and adolescents struggling with mental health challenges.

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *