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Thought of the week

 

“Every day, do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.”

Doug Firebaugh, author

 

Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Disability Benefits

Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Patients Receiving Disability Benefits

A 45-year-old woman referred for an independent medical evaluation by her insurer

A 45-year-old woman referred for an independent medical evaluation by her insurer

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About us

Our focus is on an interdisciplinary integration approach to assist our clients in addressing their specific needs through activities that will facilitate their recovery and allow them to resume productive and successful lives.

Our team

Our knowledgeable and personable professionals combine many years of experience working with claimants with complex and chronic disabilities.

Claudia

Off work due to depression since 2000, Claudia, a 47-year- old divorced mother of young adult twin girls was struggling with symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and a significant eating disorder.

When Prisma first began working with Claudia in January 2004, she was substantially deconditioned, socially isolated, and her life was rather unstructured. In addition, her eating disorder was uncontrolled and her coping style was counter-productive to assuming a level of functioning commensurate with employment. In the 8 months that followed, Claudia responded very well to treatment. She normalized her sleep hygiene, assumed a regular schedule of exercise, developed good structure in her life, and she acquired and successfully implemented improved coping mechanisms in order to manage stress. Claudia’s headaches reduced substantially, and her eating disorder became much better controlled. Claudia began working for a major manufacturer of health and beauty products as a Quality Assurance Inspector and is currently working on her GED to further her career aspirations.

In Claudia’s own words, “Prisma saw something in me that I could not see in myself ….allowing me to go through the healing stages and assistance to get me to where I am today. My hope is that others out there will have the same chance as I did to become healthier and to have a fresh new beginning.” 

“I just wanted to update you on the things in my life. It was a long time coming but my life is better then it has been. I have now completed my Grade 12 with a 90% average, plus I completed 2 college courses that I needed to entered into the Quality Assurance Certification program that I wanted. I start September 18th with this. I am now back to work and all is good. Thanks for all your help in getting me where I am today. I really hope the company continues with this program in helping others as well.

Cynthia

Your support and advocacy during my rehabilitation has been pivotal in achieving milestones to recovery. You have been accessible, friendly, creative and respectful of my disabilities and my abilities. I have always felt like you were working with me on my goals.

The professionals you have made available to me during my recovery complimented my personality amazingly, but all made huge contributions towards my goal of health recovery with return to work as the ultimate goal. I was impressed at how the philosophy of Prisma apparently includes the educational, physical, social and cultural components of a client in addition to work hardening, job search and preparedness, etc. It’s a holistic approach that in my opinion, facilitated and expedited my achievements. The personnel you employed to work with me were top notch and I always felt anxious to get started with them because I knew it meant recovery. The additional psycho/social support from Dave Adams helped me to focus on my achievements and progress through the rehabilitation process with the feeling of unbiased and professional support. 

My experience with Prisma Health has been a positive, supportive and motivating experience that I am convinced moved me to a search to rejoin my career sooner and with greater confidence than I could have achieved on my own. 

Thank you all for your efforts and belief in my abilities and for allowing me to be part of the process with your team in a respectful and positive way.

Sincerely, 

Cynthia, RN

Contact us!

Prisma Health currently operates in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta, with our head office located in Mississauga Ontario. With current expansion in Quebec taking place, we hope to become partners in “Restoring Health and Rebuilding Lives”, for many years to come.

Join our team!

Prisma Health would be pleased to hear from interested and qualified rehabilitation consultants who share our philosophy and passion.