Clients may self refer or be referred by their medical doctor, school, employer, or some other agency. Clients can expect to receive expertise in the area of psychological assessment to broaden their understanding of more global issues or with specific referral questions in mind. Psychological assessment can address multiple areas of functioning, including: academic achievement, career interests and strengths, intellectual functioning, memory, executive functioning, mood, personality, and psychopathology. Assessment can also help screen for or better understand specific disorders that are impacting an individual’s ability to function. For instance, a police officer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who is struggling to return to work following a traumatic event or a student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who is struggling maintaining attention and focus in school. Clients can expect a comprehensive assessment with a strength based approach, while understanding difficulties to make the best recommendations for future functioning.
Clients seeking counselling services will do so for a variety of reasons, as individual goals are personal and unique. Clients can expect that counselling services provided at Lex Psychology Corporation are non-judgmental, balanced, and with a focus on empowering clients to make meaningful change. There is no prescribed method of counselling that fits one person, as the process is defined by the needs of the client and outcomes are collaborative and self determined. For some clients, this might be with a focus to increase resiliency, while for others it might be to move towards an identifiable goal. Counselling is an opportunity to take space, challenge yourself, build confidence, and find comfort with new room to grow. It is within this domain that individual’s can enhance their understanding of themselves and take pause in discovering and defining the life they want to live.