About Health Services Psychology


The Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists (CRHSP) is a national credentialing body that has admitted more than 5000 psychologists across Canada over the past 25 years who have met CRHSP requirements for education, training and experience in psychological health care, as well as meeting the criteria required for provincial or territorial licensure.

Consider a Health Service Psychologist If…

  • You are struggling with depression, anxiety, fears, problematic behaviour, or difficulty managing stress at home, school, or work.
  • You are having difficulty getting along with your spouse, partner, children, or others.
  • You are attempting to resolve problems associated with recent or past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.
  • You notice a decrease in your ability to concentrate, remember, make decisions, eat, sleep, or carry out your usual activities.
  • You are having problems with drinking, smoking, drugs, gambling, or eating.
  • You have questions or concerns about parenting, or about your child’s behaviour or learning abilities.
  • You are struggling to make lifestyle changes to help reduce the risk of physical illness.
  • You have stress-related illness, such as irritable bowel syndrome, or tension headaches.
  • You suffer with chronic pain or other symptoms that make daily life a struggle.
  • You would like assistance facing difficult transitions such as divorce, loss of a loved one, career change, or work-related problems.
  • You need help understanding or adapting to problems caused by an accident or physical condition, such as head injury or stroke.

How Can A Health Service Psychologist Help?

Health Service Psychologists are professionals trained to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural, cognitive, and relationship problems. They work with you to better understand your problems and find ways to help you resolve them. A Health Service Psychologist helps people help themselves.

When you meet with a Health Service Psychologist, it provides an opportunity to talk openly and confidentially about your concerns and feelings.