Mental health matters as much as your physical health.
Our mental health involves thoughts, feelings, actions, interactions with others, and our ability to cope with everyday life. Often, depression is linked to headaches, anxiety is related to gastrointestinal issues, and trauma can lead to confusion, fatigue, and hyperventilation. Without mental wellness, we cannot be entirely healthy people, which impacts our engagement with others and our effectiveness at work.
Encompas, powered by Dalton Associates, strives to provide customized mental health support, psychotherapy, and counselling services. Most notably, clinicians supporting the Encompas program have expertise and experience in supporting the mental health needs of Police Officers, their families, those engaged in other aspects of law enforcement, and retirees in the field.
Services offered through Encompas, are consistent with relevant legislation and standards of professional conduct, as governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario and other relevant governing professional colleges across the country.
Supervised Psychological Counselling is conducted under the license and direct supervision of a Registered Psychologist, who is a member in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. The counselling will be delivered by the Psychologist’s supervisee – a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Social Worker, Registered Nurse, etc. This counselling model is approved and regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario and offers clients an additional level of support and access to quality, safe counselling services.
Registered Psychotherapists are regulated health professionals in the province of Ontario. The term “psychotherapist” refers to any professional who is trained to treat people experiencing mental health challenges. Types of treatment modalities include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR,) and more. Consultation is available to the Psychotherapist by Registered Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples, and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter a psychotherapeutic relationship and work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour, and social functioning. Psychotherapy can be helpful with feelings, moods, and behaviours that are adversely affecting day-to-day lives, relationships, and the ability to enjoy life.”
Social Work Counselling: This counselling is performed directly by Social Workers registered through the provincial college, under their own professional license. Consultation is available to the Social Worker by Registered Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Social Workers are trained to approach clients with a biopsychosocial lens and can assist with a variety of challenges that affect everyday lives, including mental health issues. They can provide counselling, offer tools and resources, and help people navigate the services they require.