1. Help You Cope With The Effects of Mental Health:
Occupational Therapists (OTs) can teach you to utilize coping mechanisms such as relaxation and grounding techniques to help you feel calm and engage in daily activities ( referred to as occupations).
2. Goal Planning:
Occupational Therapists (OTs) can help you with planning, implementing and tracking your goals. OTs assist you to ensure your goals are achievable and manageable and enable you to engage
in your daily occupations.
3. Mental Health Education:
Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with their clients to educate them on how their mental health impacts their life. An OT can help you understand your symptoms which will in turn help you better manage your mental illness.
4. Replace unhealthy behaviours with meaningful activities:
Occupational Therapists (OTs) assist their clients in identifying unhealthy behaviours and replacing them with meaningful activities or occupations. OTs can provide you with the skills and strategies required to engage in meaningful occupations.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) assess your strengths, weaknesses, skills and interests in order to assist you with returning to work, finding a position or maintaining meaningful employment.
6. Find Balance:
Occupational Therapists (OTs) can help you organize and structure your daily activities and help prioritize what you want and need to do. An OT can help you schedule your day and incorporate daily activities such as self care, productivity and leisure.
Counselling refers to providing professional advise and assistance to someone to resolve personal, social or psychological problems.
An Occupational Therapist (OT) focuses on
who a person is and what a person does. They can assist in problem solving barriers to engagement in daily occupations and managing your mental health.
8. Cognitive Rehabilitation:
The ability to think clearly, remember, concentrate or pay attention are a very important part of completing daily activities. Mental health concerns can negatively impact your cognition. An Occupational Therapist can assist with implementing cognitive exercises and strategies to help with completion of meaningful activities.
9. Physical Rehabilitation:
Mental and physical health go hand in hand. Poor mental health is a risk factor for physical health conditions. On the other hand physical health conditions significantly increase the risk of poor mental health. An Occupational Therapist can assist in implementing strategies, devices, equipment, environmental modifications and/or exercises to assist with managing pain, increasing strength, assisting with balance, coordination or gross and fine motor skills.
10. Social skills:
Mental health can have a negative impact on your social skills (your ability to interact with others). An Occupational Therapist can assit you in developing your social and interpersonal skills helping you interact better with others.
Contact us today to determine how we can assist you. Mindworx Counselling is located in Mississauga, Ontario however virtual counseling can be provided to clients all over Ontario.
MindWorx Counselling Services
Mississauga, ON L5M 0Y2
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