Psychological consultation differs from therapy. When individuals seek therapy, they usually know the specific issues they want to address. Occasionally, individuals and agencies might suspect that a problem exists and help is needed, but may be uncertain as to the exact nature of the problem.
In cases such as this, we usually suggest a consultation. Consultation interviews are used to gather relevant background information, determine the nature of the problem and examine solutions that have been tried. After this, we are able to make further recommendations, including psychological assessment and/or therapy or identify services in the community. We also offer consultation for individuals seeking access to educational grants, disability tax credits, or military benefits.