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Nurses are highly trained and regulated health care professionals who can identify, assess and treat patients with complex mental and physical health issues. They are experts at supporting patients and advocating for their well-being. BRIA nurses have expertise in providing an array of women’s health services, including mental health care and therapy, hormonal assessments, and lactation consulting.
An MD Psychiatrist has completed medical school and a 5 year Psychiatry residency training program. They are able to assess, diagnose, and prescribe medication for mental health disorders. BRIA Psychiatrists have completed subspecialty training in women’s mental health across the reproductive life stages and are experts in this field.
Social workers are regulated health professionals who work with individuals, families, and communities to improve wellbeing. BRIA social workers have all obtained a Masters of Social Work (MSW), and are experts in client assessments, therapy, and health promotion. Each MSW has unique training experiences in a variety of specialty areas related to women’s mental health.
Registered psychotherapists provide treatment for mental health and wellbeing through a therapeutic relationship, using talk therapy or other non-verbal therapy formats such as writing, meditation, art or music. BRIA Psychotherapists are regulated by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and have specialized training in women’s mental health.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) are regulated healthcare professionals who help clients find solutions to everyday problems related to self-care, productivity, and leisure activities to improve quality of life. OTs understand the psychosocial factors that impact the functioning of the whole person, and are authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.
A coach is an action-oriented care provider who uses a variety of tools to help clients manage different parts of their life. Coaches help clients set and achieve goals to improve functioning. Coaches have specific training in their area of expertise, but do not have formal mental health training and cannot provide psychotherapy.
Allied health specialists help manage certain aspects of your daily activities and routines in order to function better and be more productive. These positive changes in behaviour and activities of daily living, in addition to therapy, can help your mood and anxiety symptoms. BRIA MDs, therapists and allied health consultants work as a team to provide comprehensive, integrated patient care.