Odyssey Psychological Services

Odyssey Psychological Services offers either a psychological assessment or a psychological assessment followed by either treatment in the patient’s own environment or in an office based setting or, more commonly, a combination of the two.

A psychological assessment is a comprehensive assessment of the individual that involves checking the integration of information from multiple sources, such as tests of normal and abnormal personality, tests of ability or intelligence, tests of interests or attitudes, as well as information from personal interviews. Collateral information is also collected about personal, occupational, or medical history, such as from records or from interviews with parents, spouses, employers, or previous therapists or physicians.

Odyssey Psychological Services is appropriate for a target population that presents with complex problems where there may be disagreement or ambiguity with regard to physical and mental health difficulties, or where intervention provided through traditional health care has not resulted in significant improvement. Individuals may have been off work for a year or more or have experienced multiple occasions on sick/disability benefits.

The service provides evidence based assessment and, when appropriate, evidenced based treatment for the individual’s presenting problems.  Treatment can include 3rd generation Cognitive Behavioural Treatments including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Behavioural Activation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).