Occupational Therapy - Mental Health

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Services in Psychiatry

Similarly to after experiencing a physical illness, a mental health difficulty can also significantly impact the way we perform our day to day activities. An occupational therapist can help clients develop new strategies and skills when they experience mental health difficulties (depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder…) that interfere with the activities of daily life, such as taking care of oneself and/or family, participating in paid or unpaid work, or enjoying leisure time. In this way, OT can help with setting goals and identifying  strengths and limitations, in order to help lead a productive and satisfying life.

The JGH occupational therapy services in psychiatry consist of 13 part-time occupational therapists who are an integral part of interdisciplinary treatment teams in child, adult and geriatric psychiatry. Referrals can be made in both in and out-patient services. 

Occupational therapy services in psychiatry are available through the different programs of the psychiatry department at the Jewish General Hospital.

For general information about Occupational Therapy services in Psychiatry, please contact Allana Goodman, Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Clinical Coordinator in Psychiatry:

  • Allana Goodman, OT
  • 514-340-8222 x  24791


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