My Psychology Road

There is always a better way

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in a full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong

Masaru Emoto

Welcome to My Psychological Road

Every journey starts with the first step, you just made yours. This uncertain and difficult time has changed many things: the way we relate to others, to ourselves, to work, and to life in general. These changes have emotional consequences that need to be addressed to protect mental wellness

Maria-Helena Garcia

Registered Psychologist [Ontario and Quebec]

I am a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience [20+ years] ready to help you. 

offer online psychological services in English, French, and Spanish.

I choose to specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy due to its strong foundation in scientific research, and its demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of various psychological issues. I provide evidence-based treatment tailored to your needs.

My services include psychotherapy, assessments, and psychology consultations. My therapy is focused on third wave cognitive behavioural approach (CBT), and related approaches such as Mindfulness. I specialize in adults, couples, and groups. During psychotherapy we will build a compassionate, strong, and safe therapeutic alliance which will help you solve your problems.

I am a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec, Ottawa Academy of Psychology, and the Canadian Psychological Association.

Maria Helena

Contact me so we can work together to alleviate your suffering, and retake charge of your life.

 

The main problems I treat are:

Anxiety

Is normal to feel some fears, worries and some feelings of loneliness related to the challenges COVID demands. In life in general, everyone can feel occasionally anxiety. However, you need to differentiate often feeling Anxiety, associated to anticipatory fears and negative thoughts as well as some physical sensations

Couples issues

Communication problems, conflict resolution, sexual problems, different personalities and backgrounds, and separation and divorce

Depression

Everyone can have a day with feelings of sadness but clinical depression is different. You feel persistently in a depressive mood most of the day, for many weeks, and with a loss of interest or pleasure in activities you enjoyed before

Relationships issues

Covid loneliness, difficult to have stable relationships, difficult to connect with others, feeling lonely, shy and timid person, passive or dependent personality

Psychological support for Doctors

Doctors have been under huge emotional stress. Long hours, working without protective equipment, being separated from their families, and having patients dying. All this takes a toll on your mental health

Workplace stress

During this pandemic work changed for everyone … many have lost their job … and for many is difficult to work from home having small kids, and teens … perhaps feeling burn-out … too many meetings by video all day without social contact, dealing with coworkers problems

Family problems

Conflict Resolution, families with teens, coparenting  Difficult relations with family members, in-laws, parents very rigid, strict, or without any direction, different cultures, financial problems

Psychological Tests

I provide a range of psychological tests to clarify psychological diagnosis, with the exception of ADHD. I also conduct clinical tests to support hiring decisions for leadership positions

Clinical assessment supporting Patients of Family doctors

I work with family doctors that would like to have their patients assessed to support diagnosis and treatment of psychological conditions

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