Types of Problems Treated

Dr. Kincade provides therapy services for a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological challenges.

Types of Problems Treated

Some examples of the types of issues that are often treated include, but are not limited to, the following:
DEPRESSION AND MOOD RELATED PROBLEMS

Some symptoms of depression include: fatigue, sleep problems (sleeping too much or too little), concentration problems, lack of enjoyment in pleasurable activities, feelings of hopelessness, changes in appetite, irritability, thoughts of death or dying and more. Mood challenges can range from a general sense of sadness and chronic low mood (Dysthymia) up to a Major Depressive Disorder. Dr. Kincade can help you to explore some of the underlying thought and behaviour patterns that may be contributing to your mood challenges. Together, we will identify ways to put more positive experiences back into life that will help you move forward in a direction that is consistent with your personal values.

ANXIETY CHALLENGES

Everyone worries from time to time and most of us have some things that we are afraid of to some degree. However, when anxiety, worries and fears become excessive, they can cause people to avoid situations or produce extremely uncomfortable feelings and sensations. Dr. Kincade treats individuals with anxiety as it occurs in its many different forms, including:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Specific phobias, Separation Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, School refusal.

ADJUSTMENT ISSUES

Whether you or a family member is going through difficult life events, such as a divorce, loss of a loved one, a move to a different location, caring for an aging parent, or other stressful life events, Dr. Kincade can help you to face difficult emotions and move forward through the challenging times.

FERTILITY CHALLENGES

While deciding to start a family can be an exciting time, it can also be a very stressful times when attempts to conceive do not go according to plans. Whether you are facing difficulties conceiving, or have suffered from a miscarriage or repeated pregnancy loss, Dr. Kincade can help you to move through this time with resilience.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES

Long term struggles with weight can be extremely frustrating and painful. Mindfulness approaches to eating can help individuals to develop an entirely new relationship with food and dieting that can help to end the weight struggles.

PERSONALITY CHALLENGES

Do the same types of problems seem to keep coming up for you even when the people involved or the particular situation changes? There may be underlying aspects of your personality that are functioning to create difficulties in interpersonal relationships at home, in social settings, or at work. If this sounds familiar for you, you may benefit from talking with Dr. Kincade to see if it is possible to identify some of the factors that might be causing these challenges and offer new ways to adjust certain behaviours.

IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS

Dr. Kincade can often help people who struggle with control of repetitive, body-focused behaviours that can cause distress, such as hair-pulling (trichotillomania), compulsive skin picking and tic disorders.

BEHAVIOURAL CHALLENGES

As most parents will readily attest, all children are not created equally. We are all born with unique temperaments, each with our own particular set of strengths and challenges. Some children are certainly more “high-spirited” than others and present many parenting challenges. Dr. Kincade can help parents to address difficult types of behaviour. In addition, she can help children and teens develop better coping mechanisms for managing anger and frustration more effectively.

SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

The ability to function effectively in interpersonal relationships can have very important influences on one’s self-esteem, self-confidence and emotional functioning. For some people social skills come very naturally and are easily developed, while for others, these are more challenging to establish. Dr. Kincade can offer frank, honest observations and insights about potentially limiting social behaviours. Together, we can work to develop and build stronger social skills that will help individuals of all ages function more effectively with their peers in home, school, work or play environments.

SELF-ESTEEM & SELF-CONFIDENCE BUILDING

People with chronic low self-esteem and low self-confidence often tend to avoid experiences due to a variety of beliefs about their own limitations. Working together, we can examine some of the limiting beliefs and look to implement new types of behaviours that can help to boost assertiveness and help move you forward in new and more confident ways.