WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH ?
Occupational therapists in mental health aim to promote psychosocial well-being by encouraging engagement in daily life. Depending on the challenges faced, the occupational therapist works with the person to reduce obstacles and equip them to overcome them, while emphasizing autonomy and quality of life.
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF TOPICS ADDRESSED IN MENTAL HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ?
Occupational therapists can work with you on stress management, anxiety symptom management, depressive symptom management, day-to-day reactivation, communication and conflict management, organization, performing complex activities, returning to work and supporting decision-making processes.
WHAT DIAGNOSES DOES THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST WORK WITH ?
Diagnoses can be many and varied. Here are a few examples:
ARE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TREATMENTS IN MENTAL HEALTH REIMBURSED BY INSURANCE COMPANIES ?
Occupational therapy treatments are covered by most private insurers. They are covered by the CNESST and SAAQ.