Our services range from organizational assessments to personal mental health counselling. We try to be as inclusive as possible, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for here, don’t fret! Get in touch with us: Chances are, we’ve helped someone in a similar situation even if it isn’t listed below.
At Based on Hope, we provide aspiring mental health professionals with the right guidance and training to gain confidence in their practice. Our programmes are designed to help you gain exposure at a level that is suitable to your current educational and practical standing. Whether you are approaching graduation from a degree program or are preparing for licensure, we can facilitate the process and help you demonstrate competency.
They say that to become an expert in any field, you must devote 10,000 hours of practical experience and training to that endeavour. This couldn’t be more accurate for a mental health professional, where your expertise is fine-tuned as you gain exposure and work towards autonomous practice by receiving several hours of clinical supervision. Every person, scenario, and circumstance you will encounter in your career will be unique. The best way to prepare is to refine professional competency over time and with guidance.
Having a team of healthy staff isn’t just good for your bottom line, it is also a responsible aspiration. At Based on Hope, we understand the mental health challenges faced by people at the workplace as rapid changes take effect in current global climates. While some people are coping with solitary work-from-home circumstances, others are coping with greater workloads in office and workplace settings. No matter which end of the spectrum people find themselves in, the difficulties are equal and widespread.
We work with you to understand your needs, challenges, and work environment then create plans that fit those realities. Whether you need to incorporate web-based exercises for healing and wellbeing or corporate plans for individual counselling, we’ve got you covered.
Based on Hope’s approach:
At Based on Hope, we begin our journey together with a psychosocial assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to get a better sense who you are as a person, holistically, from your own perspective. Our eventual goal is to understand your causes of distress to help you develop strategies for de-stressing. However, getting to that point is a process that will involve time, patience, and your insight for why you want or need this for yourself. At the end of the day, the only person responsible for true change will be you. Our role is to help you recognize the process and lay the foundations for the path that you walk. We’ll be there with the tools you need, as long as you show up with the willingness to achieve a better and brighter tomorrow.
The assessments are conducted using questionnaires, surveys, and self-reporting tasks. They may also include intake interviews, observations, documentation reviews and consultations with other professionals. Additionally, assessments take into account your family background, medical history, education, occupation, and other relevant life experiences. Together, the objective of these approaches is to understand psychosocial functioning, personality characteristics, behavior, mood, and other factors.
Once the assessment is complete, a detailed professional appraisal is provided which includes:
Report and Letter Writing
You may need a mental health report or a letter outlining your assessment for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons may include:
Whether you need an assessment for yourself, or you are an insurance, legal, or medical representative, we can help. We provide written documentation outlining the results of an assessment, the implications, applicable diagnosis, recommendations for intervention, and summary of treatments received or proposed.
Transitions and Community Support
Life can often throw us curveballs. For instance, moving to a new place, city, or country can be a big change. Whether you are moving with a family or by yourself, there can be a tremendous mental health burden. Feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and disconnection are very common during these transitions.
We can help you adjust to your new surroundings, establish new networks, or provide referrals to other healthcare providers and community resources.
Regardless of what you may be facing, reach out to have a conversation. Below are some of the common issues we offer support for:
We help by providing the following:
Our counselling (psychotherapy) sessions typically last one hour, but may be extended based on your need. Within these sessions, we discuss and progress on intervention techniques that may be of most benefit to you. Each client is provided with individualized treatment plans based on their personal assessment. Treatments are specialized to yield the greatest benefits while targeting your specific needs. The purpose and goal of the therapy is to help you better understand deeply rooted issues. We then move forward to establish coping mechanisms based on identified strengths.
A selection of these methods are used in addition to our biofeedback tools to establish the basis of the psychotherapy.
In order for our work to be successful, we emphasize the rapport between the counsellor and the client through promoting respect and openness. As the client, you are encouraged to actively participate both during and between sessions.