Welcome to Mental Health and Deaf People

Mental Health Wellness

Dr. Cathy Chovaz offers linguistically and culturally accessible and effective psychological care for deaf children, adolescents. and adults. She provides assessments and  therapy for a number of mental health disorders, and offers consultation to other health care professionals and agencies regarding mental health and deafness.

Dr. Chovaz

Dr. Cathy Chovaz is a Deaf clinical psychologist.  She is the Director of the King's Centre of Deaf Education & Accessibility Forum (CDEAF) and an Associate Professor of Psychology at King's University College at Western University, London, Ontario.  She has published and presented extensively across Canada and the world.


Services provided in ASL or English

1.   Assessments

2.  Counselling

3.  Consultations

4.  Presentations

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Mental Health & Deafness

Deaf People

Many deaf people enjoy life!   Some factors associated with being deaf, however, may make life harder affecting mood, behaviours and well-being.  It is important to recognize these factors as well as learn how to cope with them.  An assessment may help identify what is causing distress and treatment strategies may help individuals learn the best way to cope.  The goal is always to empower people to experience life in healthy ways.

1. Assessments

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 


2. Counselling

Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

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Please contact us with questions.

Mental Health with Deaf People

4394 Heatly Drive, Delaware, ON N0L 1E0, CA

(519) 652-0442


Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday