“Rock bottom became the foundation upon which I built my life.” 

- J.K. Rowling -
Dr. Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych.
Registered Psychologist
MVA Assessment MVA Assessment

MVA Assessment

 

Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident?

Do you find it difficult to cope with the changes it has brought to your life? 

Do you experience difficulties in regulating your mood, feelings, and behaviours after the accident?  

 

Being involved in an motor vehicle accident (MVA) can lead to many significant changes in your life.  While the physical effects are easy to identify, the psychological effects are not as visible and are often neglected and left untreated. This is unfortunate, because the symptoms that you may experience can be significantly reduced with support, guidance and specific psychological treatment.  Some of the psychological changes or symptoms that may arise after you have been in an automobile accident include:

  • Feeling numb
  • Disturbing recollections of the event    
  • Anxiety or avoidance regarding vehicles or the accident site                                                                              
  • Withdrawal from events you previously enjoyed
  • Low libido and interest in intimacy  
  • Feeling constantly uneasy
  • Nightmares
  • Worries about the future
  • Angry outbursts
  • Isolating yourself    

Many people are unaware that their automobile insurance often covers psychological rehabilitation in addition to physical rehabilitation, without a referral from their doctor. Just contact our office and we can assist you with the process.

The psychologists, therapists and counsellors at MCCG can help you develop strategies to overcome or cope with your symptoms so you can start to live a meaningful and  fulfilling life again. 

Contact us at (416) 485-5555 ext. 1 or fill out our confidential web form