Cognitive & Mental Performance

As a uniformed personnel or first responder, you have to be quick thinking, proactive, and sharp. Because of your line of work, having a high functioning brain is important to perform your job to the best of your ability. At Insight Psychological, we have a state of the art technology that will help you reach your full potential and overcome any psychological barriers you may be facing.

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.

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.

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

Brooke Hendricks

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Assessments

Loriann Quinlan

Counselling Edmonton South, Counselling Edmonton West, Online Counselling

Adults, Seniors

Brandi Enns

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

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

Sabrina Brady

Counselling Edmonton Central, Counselling Edmonton North, Online Counselling, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

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

Karla Buchholz

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Terri Mulveney

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Nikesha Deenoo

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Nicole Donovan

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Kathryn Maier

Counselling Edmonton North, Online Counselling

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

Robyn Campbell

Calgary Counselling, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Seniors, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Kelly Jenny

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Tracy Pham

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Desiree Stewart

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples

Anna Neale

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Dr. Hendriatta Wong

Corporate Services

Bob Stenhouse

Corporate Services

Shirley Leonard

Corporate Services

Shaheel Hooda

Corporate Services

Lisa Standeven

Corporate Services

Tara-Lee Goerlitz

Corporate Services

Dr. Ivan Murray

Corporate Services

Jaci Freeman

Counselling Edmonton South

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

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.