If you have been physically injured or are suffering emotionally as a result of a Motor Vehicle Accident, you may be eligible for free counselling. As of April 1, 2019, you are entitled to 12 pre-approved sessions within the first 12 weeks following an accident, regardless of whose fault it is.
I am authorized to provide counselling through the ICBC Automobile Injury Recovery Services, specializing in the management of anxiety. I also help individuals manage pain and depression using mindfulness-based strategies.
For more information, please consult the ICBC website: https://www.icbc.com/claims/injury/Pages/medical-care-treatment.aspx
- Teach clients about their symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Help them to understand why they have experienced psychological and functional changes within the context of a personal injury
- Provide coping skills to enhance client resiliency and reduce impact of symptoms
- Management of symptoms related to depression, including: low mood, negative thinking, hopelessness, and social withdrawal
- Management of symptoms related to anxiety, including: constant/global worry, feeling ‘on edge’, restlessness, and panic attacks
- Enhance self-care
Processing of Traumatic Event(s)
- Enhance the client’s sense of safety
- Use of art to express and process traumatic event and the resulting symptoms, which can be beneficial to those clients who have not found more traditional talk therapy helpful
- Processing the trauma can help client make sense of what happened, expedite healing, and reduce impact of symptoms
- Preparation of initial assessment, treatment plans, and progress reports
- Preparation of objective medical-legal reports to assist courts