Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an umbrella of many different types of techniques that teach people how to change their unproductive ways of thinking and dysfunctional behaviors. It is a skill-building & strength based approach to treatment that teaches clients to overcome their problems by learning new skills. Functional thinking and behaviors are explained and practiced in the therapy session, then followed up by assignment of between-session practice. Clients are able keep track of their progress with self-monitoring assessments or specialized questionnaires so that their therapist can target problem areas for intervention and helps clients identify their progress. A variety of techniques may be used along with traditional CBT techniques including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and meditative practices.

Psychotherapy

Research has shown it to be one of the most effective treatments for depression, anxiety, life transitions and couples counseling. Establishing a good rapport with a competent therapist can help you navigate all areas of depression including, emotional, physical and mental symptoms.

 

Our Approach

We use techniques drawn from a number of evidence-based treatment orientations, including: person-centered, psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gottman Method, SYMBIS counseling and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). 

Working together involves collaborating to better understand and resolve challenges in a person’s life. We often uncover unhelpful behaviors or thinking patterns that get in the way of managing emotions productively. When we do, we determine what shifts a person can make in order to achieve the results they seek.  We ask questions, listen closely, provide perspective, and offer clinical feedback. With this approach, we have witnessed people develop new insights, discover strengths, identify helpful strategies, and leverage them into effective and lasting change.

Providing therapy for women & men is something that I enjoy and they usually pick up on this. When we meet with women and men, we aim to develop a solid connection and safe space in which he/she feels comfortable talking about issues.

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