Our Adult Services team strives to empower our clients with the resources and tools they need to cope with epilepsy and improve their quality of life. We provide support and counseling to adults with epilepsy and their family/caregivers. We aim to provide services that are collaborative and person-centered in a warm and accepting environment. If you require support, at any time, please reach out. We are here for you!
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE AND FAMILY COUNSELLING
If you are newly diagnosed with epilepsy, struggling to wrap your mind around living with this new diagnosis; if your mood is low and you have questions about how to cope with the impact of epilepsy, please contact us. We will conduct an intake to learn more about you and your epilepsy story and then we will recommend further services to best meet your needs.
Our counselors are professionally trained at Masters level and are members of their respective colleges. They use an eclectic counseling approach in an effort to deliver person-centered support. Some of the approaches used include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Counseling
- Expressive Arts Therapeutic Approaches
Some of the issues we help our members with are (but are not limited to)
- Psychoeducation for epilepsy
- Preparing for surgery
- Helping clients navigate the health care system
- Dealing with stigma
- Developing coping skills
- Goal setting
- Communication (anger, assertiveness, etc)
For clients in Etobicoke or Scarborough
You may not be interested in a support group but would like to meet with a counsellor closer to home. We will meet you at the Rexdale Community Hub, the Scarborough Storefront or somewhere convenient for you. We will provide you with the same professional services as offered in our downtown office.
In addition to our counseling services, we also offer a number of diverse support groups to help you through your epilepsy journey.
People with epilepsy often express feelings of isolation. Often, they don’t know many (or any) other person with epilepsy. Our groups provide individuals with a shared sense of support and connection. In the groups, people have an opportunity to talk about their issues and learn from others who are going through similar issues. Come share your thoughts on life with epilepsy and offer and receive support while enjoying great company!
To join any of our Support Groups you first need to have an intake session with one of our counsellors.
- Adults with Epilepsy Connection – AWEC
- Support Group for Professionals Living With Epilepsy
- Partners of People with Epilepsy Group
- New and Expecting Moms with Epilepsy Group
- Friday Recreation Group
- Surgery Support Group
In an effort to make our groups more accessible to those living across the city, we have groups that meet in the East and West ends of Toronto as well.
- Etobicoke Support Group
- Scarborough Support Group
If you are interested in receiving services at Epilepsy Toronto, please contact our office at 416-964-9095 and ask to speak to an intake worker.