Who We Treat

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Boreal Wellness Centres treats adults, ages 18 and older, who have a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition. More specifically, we specialize in the treatment of adults diagnosed with:
  • mood disorders, including dysthymia, depression, and bipolar mood disorder
  • anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), operational stress injuries (OSI) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • co-occuring, secondary diagnoses of personality disorders, eating disorders or substance use-related issues

Exclusionary criteria include:
  • moderate to severe personality disorders
  • no diagnosable health condition
  • medically unstable and/or unable to participate in intensive, group-based therapies imminent, unstable or persistent
  • behaviours posing danger to or disruption to self or others
  • persons with psychosis
  • individuals requiring substance abuse detox and/or intravenous drug users
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Mood Disorders / Depression

Depression is a common psychological disorder that is characterized by sad, low, or irritable mood, and physical and cognitive changes that significantly impair an individual’s ability to function in one or more primary areas of life, such as social or occupational function.

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Anxiety

Anxiety disorders comprise the most common psychological health conditions, and are characterized by excessive, uncontrollable uncertainty and fearfulness, avoidance behaviours, and heightened physiological symptoms which may include increased heart rate, sweating, shaking and panic attacks.

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Trauma / PTSD / OSI

For some people, the emotional effects of acute stress and trauma do not fade with time. Instead, stress levels remain high, and as months and years pass. A consistently high level of anxiety may develop into a mental health condition that requires specialized treatment and intervention.

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Substance Use / Misuse

Mental health disorders have high rates of co-morbidity with respect to substance use / misuse. Often, self-medication via alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications serves the short-term function of assisting individuals with managing their emotional challenges.

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