Occupational Therapy for Schizoid Personality Disorder

Our specialist mental health occupational therapists provide therapy online for people with schizoid personality disorder. 

We are a registered NDIS provider and use an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

How can occupational therapy benefit people with schizoid personality disorder?

A mental health occupational therapist is different from a psychologist or psychiatrist. Mental health occupational therapists look at how your condition affects the functional aspects of your life and work with you on ways to improve this.

Occupational therapy can benefit people with schizoid personality disorder in several ways:

1. Developing social skills: Occupational therapists can work with individuals with schizoid personality disorder to develop social skills and improve their ability to interact with others. They can provide guidance and practice in areas such as initiating and maintaining conversations, understanding non-verbal cues, and interpreting social situations.

2. Increasing engagement in meaningful activities: Occupational therapists can help individuals identify and engage in meaningful activities that bring them joy, satisfaction, and a sense of purpose. By encouraging participation in activities they enjoy, individuals with schizoid personality disorder can experience increased motivation, productivity, and overall well-being.

3. Managing emotions and stress: Occupational therapists can teach individuals coping strategies to manage emotions and stress. This may include relaxation techniques, mindfulness exercises, and strategies for identifying and expressing emotions in healthy ways.

4. Improving self-care skills: Occupational therapists can work with individuals to develop and enhance their self-care skills, such as hygiene, nutrition, and managing personal routines. By improving these skills, individuals can enhance their overall functioning and well-being.

5. Enhancing daily living skills: Occupational therapists can assist individuals in acquiring and improving daily living skills, such as cooking, cleaning, and managing finances. These skills can empower individuals to live more independently and build their confidence.

6. Creating structure and routine: Occupational therapists can help individuals with schizoid personality disorder create structure and routine in their daily lives. A predictable routine can provide a sense of stability and reduce anxiety.

Overall, occupational therapy aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with schizoid personality disorder by addressing their specific needs and goals, enhancing their functioning, and promoting well-being.

Occupational therapy assessments for schizoid personality disorder

We are able to provide many types of occupational therapy assessments online, including Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) and reports required for the NDIS. Please see this article for more information on assessments we can provide.

NDIS registered provider

We are a registered NDIS provider and work with self-managed, plan-managed and agency-managed clients. 


If your are an NDIS provider or support coordinator we can provide reliable occupational therapy for clients with schizoid personality disorder in any location. Refer a client and we’ll connect you to the right clinician. 

Is online occupational therapy effective?

Yes! A growing body of evidence shows that online delivery of therapy can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy has many other benefits too, including being convenient and accessible for people in regional and rural areas.  

How does online occupational therapy work?

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person and their family/support people leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic.

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