Services

WHAT IS Psychotherapy?

In Quebec, as of June 2013, the title of psychotherapist has become a protected title. That means that the practice of psychotherapy is reserved only for those professionals holding a psychotherapy permit given by the OPQ (l’Ordre de Psychologues du Quebec).

 Professionals holding this permit meet the criteria in terms of training and education, supervision and experience deemed necessary by the OPQ to deliver psychotherapy treatment. Now only a professional recognized and licensed by the OPQ (Psychologist, psychotherapist, or medical doctor) is allowed to treat certain conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression, etc. with psychotherapy.

 

For more information, please consult the OPQ website.

Individual therapy

Grey Zone clinicians work in various therapeutic modalities in order to offer comprehensive treatment for whatever the concern. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, interpersonal difficulties or mood dysregulation, our highly skilled team at Grey Zone can help.

At Grey Zone we are committed to offering therapeutic services of the highest quality. Our team of dedicated and skilled therapists can help you with the tools to cope with a variety of problems including:

 

 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger management
  • Mood dysregulation
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Academic difficulties
 

We offer full rate psychotherapy with Ph.D. level Psychologists, Psychotherapists, as well as reduced-rate therapy with our Psychological Associates, Master’s and Doctorate interns.

 

Contact us for more information.

 

Couples and family therapy

Couples therapy allows for the couple to have a safe space to explore issues that may be getting in the way of a successful relationship. Couple’s therapists at the Grey Zone are trained to help the couple explore negative patterns in the relationship, and work with each partner to meet their goals together.

Family and couples allows for everyone to have a safe space to explore issues that may be getting in the way of a successful relationship. Our therapists at the Grey Zone are trained to help the couple explore negative patterns in relationships, and work with each partner or family member to meet their goals together.

Family therapists can help with a range of issues including:

  • Improve communication and relationships between members of the family
  • Reduce conflict at home
  • Cope with difficult family transitions (separation, moving, blended families)
  • Address parenting concerns, such as discipline
  • Increase understanding of family member’s emotional difficulties and struggles

Couple’s therapists can help with a range of issues including:


  • Sexuality and intimacy
  • Rebuilding after a betrayal
  • Life transitions
  • Communication problems
  • Growing apart (and the decision whether or not to separate)
  • Coparenting through separation

Contact us for more information.

Assessments

Our trained clinicians are ready to offer a variety of psychological and psycho-educational assessments for individuals of all ages.

We offer assessments for the following:

  • ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Behavioural disorders
  • Emotional difficulties
  • School readiness/Kindergarten Derogation
  • Giftedness
 

We also offer parental capacity, family unit, and trauma assessments.

 
How does the assessment process work?
 

The process of an assessment depends on the type of evaluation and the age of the client. Here is what the typical assessment process looks like:

  • We start with an intake session of 50 minutes with parents and the client (depending on the age of the client).
  • There are 4-8 assessment sessions that are each 50 minutes long, depending on the assessment. The sessions can be done as close together or as spaced out depending on your availability (max 1 session per day). Sessions must take place during the daytime (typical school/workday from 9am to after lunch) but can also be done on the weekend.
  • Questionnaires are sent out to parents, teachers, and depending on the age of the client, self-report questionnaires may also be completed.
  • For younger children, a school or daycare observation may be necessary to see their behaviour in their learning setting.
  • Feedback session with parents and the client (depending on the age of the client)
  • After the feedback session, you’ll receive a comprehensive report including the results of the assessment and recommendations for helping your child reach their full potential. This report can be shared with the school and doctors.
 

Nutrition

Our Nutritionist, Robin Glance, provides individual, couples, and family consultations. Services are available for all ages. Robin takes a non-diet approach to counseling and does not believe in strict rules or deprivation. Check out her website for more information.

group therapy

Group therapy is offered for issues such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, self-compassion, and ADHD. There are many benefits of group therapy, such as providing participants the opportunity to connect with others that might be going through similar difficulties. Group therapy is also a cost-effective way to get the help you may need.

At Grey Zone we are committed to offering group therapeutic services of the highest quality. Our team of dedicated and skilled therapists can help you with the tools to cope with a variety of problems including:

  • Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-compassion
 
Contact us for more information.

AMANDA PANICONI, M.Ed., M.A.

counsellor

Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in Specialization Psychology (Concordia University), a master’s degree in Educational Psychology (McGill University), and a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (McGill University). Amanda is a member in good standing with the ordre des conseillers et conseilleres d’orientation du Quebec (OCCOQ).

 

She is trained and supervised in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based interventions. Amanda’s ultimate passion is to empower, advocate for, and assist individuals in need by creating a warm and supportive therapeutic environment.

 

Amanda works primarily with adolescents (17+) and adults experiencing difficulties with life transitions, emotional regulation, academics/career, interpersonal relationships, executive functioning weaknesses, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety.