At Encompas, we understand that seeking residential support is not feasible or appropriate for everyone who is struggling with significant trauma, substance use/abuse challenges, behavioral addiction, or a mood disorder that is affecting their ability to thrive at work and/or at home. As an alternative to inpatient care for those struggling with more mild to moderate mental health challenges, and/or for clients transitioning from residential treatment back to their home and/or work environment, the Encompas program offers streamlined access to outpatient programs through our preferred provider network.

Bellwood has been treating addiction and related mental health disorders for over 30 years and is defined by their long-standing experience, combined with their commitment to excellent patient care. In addition to their residential (inpatient) treatment programs, they have recently launched their Mood and Anxiety program which is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) designed specifically for individuals who may require more support than individual counselling, but less than a residential treatment centre.

The Mood and Anxiety IOP treats mild or moderate anxiety, depression, stress and mild trauma, using the most effective therapeutic methods including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Activation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Individual Psychotherapy or Occupational Therapy.

The eight (8) week program consists of nine (9) hours of therapy per week, which includes four 2-hour groups and on individual session each week available exclusively online. Once individuals have completed the eight (8) weeks, they will engage in a weekly 2-hour therapy group for the remainder of the year. This provides clients with the opportunity to practice skills learned during the program, maintain important social supports and maximize their chances of success.

With 135-years of experience, Homewood Health is Canada’s leader in the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma, including PTSD and addiction. The Homewood Clinics provide immediate access to private, physician-supported outpatient treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, addiction and co-occurring conditions. The clinics provide care including individual assessments, hourly therapy, group-based intensive outpatient  treatment and aftercare programs where the clinics will tailor individual treatment plans

Currently being delivered virtually, Homewood offers a program called Specialized Treatment for Trauma and PTSD. This is an IOP that is group-based and focuses on stabilization, integration, aftercare and post-traumatic growth. The program length varies between 8-12 weeks based on an initial assessment, however, clients will commit to participate 5 days a week for 6 hours per day. In addition to the group therapy, 1:1 counselling is also offered during the week. One year of aftercare provides a continuation of care that is structured and allows clients to remain connected to their group and therapist supports.

A group psychotherapy program to help manage the effects of an operational stress injury. Public safety personnel are the first to offer help in the most traumatic situations. But where do they go for assistance with managing the psychological and emotional toll this line of work can create?

About the Program

Boreal Wellness Centres offers a virtual treatment program for veterans, public safety personnel such as first responders who are experiencing the distressing effects of trauma. The Resilient Living™ Virtual Trauma Program aims to improve daily functioning and quality of life for clients. This is achieved by reducing the impact of symptoms and emotional turmoil that can occur when a person experiences trauma. Building upon a client’s strengths, our therapists assist them in improving functionality at home and work.

As clients learn to draw on their resiliency, they discover new paths for moving forward instead of being controlled by trauma. Upon completion of the program clients will have new resiliency skills, insights, and resources to sustain a journey of recovery that includes our weekly support groups.

Program Summary

The Virtual Trauma Program provides:

  • 2 hours x 2 days x 10 weeks of group therapy
  • 4 x 30 minutes individual sessions for problem solving
  • 6 months of aftercare support groups
  • Family PTSD education sessions
  • Supplementary individual psychology sessions available
  • Supplementary return-to-work consultation and planning available

Select Group Therapy Modules

Sampling of group therapy topics:

  • PTSD and the brain
  • planning for and managing triggers
  • emotional awareness
  • challenging thoughts related to trauma
  • post-traumatic growth

The Trafalgar Outpatient Counselling Centre offers Intensive Outpatient Programs which provide individuals with similar treatment of a residential facility for addiction and concurrent mental health disorders, with the opportunity to continue working and remaining at home if more suitable than an inpatient stay. Currently all IOPs are being offered virtually.

Their program is evidence-based and tailored to each individual’s needs and provides treatment for substance abuse, behavioural addiction issues and concurrent mental health issues, including but not limited to PTSD, depression and anxiety.

Individuals have the option of enrolling in a four (4) or six (6) week program which includes individual therapy, private family counselling, psychological consultation, group therapy, partner support therapy, and drug and alcohol urine screening (if required). In addition, the program provides access to lifelong aftercare which ensures supportive, nonjudgmental continuation of care to manage daily life.