Psychologist in Halifax

Are relationships, anxieties, or recent events weighing you down? Are you going through a difficult phase that keeps you from functioning at home, work, or school?

Our psychologist at 121 Wellness provides consultations and therapies to assess your symptoms and help you cope with challenging issues and habits.

We’re thrilled with this new addition to our multidisciplinary team and look forward to helping more people in Halifax, NS, live free from symptoms related to mental health problems.

Book your initial consultation today.

What is psychology?

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Psychologists assess thoughts, brain functions, personalities, and emotions and how they relate to a person’s physical, mental, and social state, and overall well-being.

Our psychologist at 121 Wellness is trained and experienced in working with people from various backgrounds. We’re pleased to provide psychological services to help you cope with your situation, reduce symptoms, improve relationships, boost performance, and enhance your general health.

How can psychology contribute to my well-being?

Psychology is applicable in all life areas. It protects people from harm, physical or emotional, by equipping them with the mental capacity to handle triggers they can encounter at any time.

Difficulties, anxieties, and traumas can cause an individual to develop psychological symptoms. These symptoms need to be identified, diagnosed and managed as soon as possible, and this is where psychology plays a vital role.

How psychology can help people

Here are ways in which psychology can be beneficial for individuals or groups:

  • Better self-understanding. Psychological therapies allow you to better understand your personality, behavioral patterns, and intentions. You learn why you react, think, decide, or move the way you do. You know more about your urges and how to control or have power over them.
  • Improved sense of motivation. Psychology enables you to understand your motivations and why you commit to certain goals or outcomes. This can help you make better decisions or accomplish bigger goals in the future.
  • Enhanced empathy and communication. By gaining more insight into how communication, verbal and nonverbal, work, you’re able to pay more attention to others’ cues. This can bridge or enhance relationships and connections. Understanding how and why a person reacts can also help you become more empathic, patient, and understanding.

What can I expect from psychology treatments?

A psychology treatment is also called psychotherapy, counseling, or talk therapy. Anyone can benefit from it, including children. During sessions, you talk to a psychologist or a mental health provider and learn more about your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and feelings.

Psychological treatments have different types. The right one will depend on your unique situation. Here’s a quick overview of how they work:

Initial visit and assessment

During your initial consultation with your psychologist or treatment provider, they gather information about you.

You fill out forms and share details about your emotional, mental, and physical health. This is also an opportunity for you to learn about the treatment approach that will be used, along with the goals for your treatment and the duration or frequency of required sessions.

It can take a few visits for your therapist to fully understand the problem, its effects and causes, and the treatment options they see fit.

Treatment sessions

Psychologists maintain a non-judgmental environment to make clients feel at ease and open up without worries. They also adopt different approaches depending on the client’s needs.

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Cecilia Oscarson
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych

Cecilia is a licensed clinical psychologist who graduated from Lund University in 2010. She has been in practice for 12 years.

She is passionate and experienced in working with people going through difficulties in diverse areas, which include the following:

  • Long-term pain
  • Attachment trauma
  • Stress
  • Burnout
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol use
  • Anger management
  • Interpersonal relationship issues
  • Sexual abuse

Cecilia completed a 3-year core training program in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy in 2014 and interned at the Centre for Emotions and Health, Halifax, in 2013. Cecilia also obtained training and experience in cultural psychiatry and support in matters concerning health in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

She employs a variety of treatment approaches to address the specific needs of each individual. She enjoys meeting people from varying backgrounds and providing support for better health.

Is psychotherapy effective?

Individual experiences vary. This includes the time it takes to see improvements after starting treatments. Some may see changes after a few sessions, while others may notice differences after several sessions.

It’s important to participate and actively engage during therapies. Honesty is also necessary when sharing information about your symptoms. Your relationship with your psychologist can also affect the results of the treatment. Working with your therapist and establishing trust and rapport is essential to the success of the procedure.

Call us today at (902) 425-3775 or make an appointment online to get started with your booking.

Professional psychology services in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

At 121 Wellness, we have a passionate and committed psychology practitioner on board.

If you need help with what you're going through now, whether it's built-up events, emotions, or unspoken words, seeing a mental health professional can clear your mind and lighten your load.

To get started, request an appointment with our psychologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Contact us today at (902) 425-3775 to book your first visit.

ONE TO ONE WELLNESS CENTRE
1535 Dresden Row suite 210
Halifax, NS B3J 3T1

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