Are You Suited and Ready for Cognitive Enhancement?

The successful development and sustainability of high performance depends on many factors, including the addition or sharpening of specific cognitive functioning abilities such as: focus, concentration, response and processing speed and efficiency, working memory, cognitive-perceptual skills, and other functional abilities.

In addition to these abilities, there’s a need to ensure that other performance-affecting factors such as psychological issues and barriers, social factors, medical conditions, and specific self-care deficiencies are also properly addressed. Only then, can you fully develop and sustain high performance.

Psychological and physical readiness

Prior to undertaking a cognitive enhancement program, there is a need to determine your cognitive, psychological, and physical readiness by considering the following questions:

  • Do you currently have any unaddressed psychological and relationship issues that may inhibit your full development? This may include intolerable stress and pressure, anxiety, fear, depression, lack of confidence, trauma from past incidents, harassment and bullying, abuse, a change in relationship status, grief and loss, excessive or unwanted family involvement in your activities, alcoholism, or other dependencies.
  • Do you currently have any medical, physical or learning challenges that may inhibit your full development? For example, certain metabolic conditions such as heavy metal toxicity, thyroid conditions, etc.
  • Are you willing to commit to a long-term change (if applicable) in lifestyle or self-care practices, if deemed necessary to support the development and maintenance of your performance? These changes could include restricting screen time, giving up smoking, reducing the consumption of alcohol, subscribing to particular dietary guidelines, and more.

If you have unresolved psychological, relationship or medical issues that may inhibit your full development, you should start by attending to these issues before you take on a cognitive enhancement program or at least actively dealing with these issues while you’re in a cognitive enhancement program.

For more information about our psychological support and services please visit Insight Psychological.

Intake assessment

A comprehensive intake assessment is done on every client who is interested in participating in a cognitive enhancement program. It will cover medical, psychological, learning, and development history to determine your strengths, areas for development, and areas requiring medical, psychological or other support.  From there, Insight Effectus will work with you to determine the best course of action to achieve your intended performance goals.

Brooke Hendricks

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults

Deb Johansson

Online Counselling, Edmonton West

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples

Erin Wilkinson

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Seniors, Couples, Assessments

Loriann Quinlan

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Online Counselling

Adults, Seniors

Ricardo Sarango

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17)

Smita Gupta

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Edmonton North, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Assessments

Damien Daly

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Assessments

Dotun Ogunfowora

Calgary, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Navpreet Johal

Calgary

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), LGBTQ community, Assessments

Dr. Robert Roughley

Calgary, Online Counselling

Adults, Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Sabrina Brady

Edmonton Central, Edmonton North, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Bryan Halabi

Edmonton North, Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples

Terri Philips

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), LGBTQ community, Assessments

Brianna Kamphorst

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples

Karen Gaudin

Corporate, Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Nikesha Deenoo

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, Sexuality

Doris Kieser

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Kelly Jenny

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Raelene Tulick

Online Counselling, Calgary

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Karla Buchholz

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Coralee Thomas

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Natalie McMurray

Calgary, Online Counselling

Adults, Couples

Tracy Pham

Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, Assessments

Bob Stenhouse

Corporate

Roy Langer

Corporate

Shaheel Hooda

Corporate

At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.