Please see below the list of therapy modalities that we offer at our location.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy is a form of counselling and a branch of clinical behavior analysis. It is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways with commitment and behavior-change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy. There is evidence that DBT and practicing mindfulness can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm.
Exposure therapy is a technique in behavior therapy to treat anxiety disorders. Exposure therapy involves exposing the client to the anxiety source or its context without the intention to cause any danger. Doing so is thought to help them overcome their anxiety or distress. Only used with the client’s consent and assessed by the therapist if the client is emotionally and psychologically ready for this approach.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies. ... MBCT takes practices from CBT and applies aspects of mindfulness to the approach.
Emotionally focused therapy and emotion-focused therapy are a family of related approaches to psychotherapy with individuals, couples, or families. EFT approaches include elements of experiential therapy, systemic therapy, and attachment theory. EFT is usually a short-term treatment.
Art therapy is a distinct discipline that incorporates creative methods of expression through visual art media. This form of counselling may focus on the creative art-making process itself, as therapy, or on the analysis of expression gained through an exchange of patient and therapist interaction.
Play therapy is an effective therapeutic approach. It can be a highly effective approach for helping children resolve distress and improve interpersonal relationships. Play therapy enables children to communicate their feelings, experiences and ideas through play, their natural medium of expression.
Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is a method of treating depression and other psychological issues. IPT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on you and your relationships with other people. It's based on the idea that personal relationships are at the center of psychological problems.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
What is EMDR therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy, marriage and family therapy, family systems therapy, and family counseling, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.
Narrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help patients identify their values and the skills associated with them. It provides the patient with knowledge of their ability to live these values so they can effectively confront current and future problems. It seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling and community work, which centre people as the experts in their own lives.
Solution Focused Therapy
Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) places focus on a person's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. In this goal-oriented therapy, the symptoms or issues bringing a person to therapy are typically not targeted.
If you have lost your job, are struggling to find a job, or are thinking about beginning a new career, career counselling can aid with career assessment and testing along with specializing in career planning and decision making, job search coaching, and academic advising.
Behavior therapy or behavioral psychotherapy is a broad term referring to clinical psychotherapy that uses techniques derived from behaviorism. Those who practice behavior therapy tend to look at specific, learned behaviors and how the environment influences those behaviors.
Relational therapy operates under the philosophy that in order to be emotionally healthy, a person must have fulfilling and satisfying relationships with the people around him/her. Relational therapists treat emotional and psychological distress by looking at the client’s patterns of behavior and experiences in interpersonal relationships. The goal of relational therapy is to help clients build the skills to establish and maintain healthy relationships in their lives.
Trauma Focused Therapy Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts a child's mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Trauma Treatment is a treatment developed to assist adults in coping with the effects that come from experiencing trauma. The trauma(s) may have occurred at any point in the individual's life and may have occurred once or many times.
ABA tries to change behavior by first assessing the functional relationship between a targeted behavior and the environment. Many of the cases where ABA is applied the child is considered to be in special education and have an IEP. Most of these children are suffering from ADD, ADHD, ODD, or other spectrum disorders.