Mental Health Counselling and Behaviour Support Strategies Program
This is a new project launched by the Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living in collaboration with Your Life Design Inc. offering specialized virtual therapy sessions for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) needing counselling and/or behaviour support strategies. This project is funded by the Prince Edward Island Alliance for Mental Well-being.
Applicants must be:
Individuals (18+) experiencing mental health issues and/or needing behavior support.
Must identify as having an Intellectual Disability (ID) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
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About Your Life Design Inc.
We are the largest online therapy company in Prince Edward Island, Canada, specializing in supporting helpers, caregivers, and people with differing abilities. We provide accessible and evidence-based mental health support to individuals who may need it, regardless of location or circumstances.
Our Evidence-Based Therapy Services
Our therapists have experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder, providing evidence-based therapy services, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. We believe everyone deserves access to high-quality and effective mental health care, and we are committed to providing the best possible support to our participants.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What happens in virtual therapy?
Answer: Virtual therapy, also known as online therapy, is a form of therapy where you communicate with a therapist through a video.
Question: How do I prepare for virtual therapy?
Answer: Prepare for virtual therapy by finding a quiet and private location where you won’t be interrupted during your session. Make sure you have a reliable internet connection. Using Google Chrome is best.
Question: What should I expect during my first virtual therapy session?
Answer: During your first virtual therapy session, your therapist will likely ask you questions to get to know you, your current concerns, and your goals. They will also explain their approach to therapy and answer any questions you may have.
Question: How often will I have virtual therapy sessions?
Answer: Some people may have weekly sessions, while others may have sessions every other week.
Question: How long does a virtual therapy session typically last ?
Answer: Virtual therapy sessions typically lasts 50 minutes. At the end of the session, time will be taken to review your goals and book your next session.
Question: Can I switch therapists?
Answer: Yes, you can switch therapists if you’re not comfortable with your current one. Finding the right match is very important, and we will work with you to find someone who is a better fit for your needs.
Question: How much does virtual therapy cost?
Answer: The cost of virtual therapy in this program is Free.
This project offers the opportunity to build resilience by delivering one-on-one specialized mental health support and positive behaviour support strategies with people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) living in the community. Our therapists are skilled in special assistance with emotional regulation including strategies to help manage behaviour.
This project helps address this by providing individual therapy sessions that communicate strategies and skills for building and maintaining a positive mental health.
Specifically, individual therapy sessions are designed to help reduce and buffer sources of stress by engaging clients in 1-1 sessions to create or enhance the skills needed to manage stress and build life skills. These include creating and improving self-care practices, understanding and identifying dysregulated emotions and strategies to regulate emotions, as well as goal setting.
Individual sessions strengthen core life skills including building an understanding of how to set goals; how to adapt to changing situations; and how to manage stress.
Located and operated from:
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abegweit Mi'kmaq First Nation