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Therapy

Our Approach

Let’s be honest, you want your therapist to get right down to business with you. That’s why we use counseling theories that are practical, evidence-based, and direct. Using these approaches helps you see the big picture fast, by making things tangible and easier to understand. By asking certain questions guided by our counseling theories, the problems can be seen from an alternate perspective, and they become a lot less daunting.

It's like turning on the light in a dark hallway. The light will make the hallway visible and the way to get there becomes clearer.

Below are three types of therapies we use predominately in our individual, couples, and marital sessions:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is used as a primary method for treating clients who report success with highly complex disorders like PTSD, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, social anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, and many more. In short form, the ability to address a person’s thought processes and intrinsic behavior provides the very foundation, on which most mental disorders can be efficaciously engaged.

 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified version of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Individuals are taught how to regulate their strong emotions, live in the moment, develop healthy ways to tolerate distress and improve their interpersonal relationships. This therapy is also used to help people who struggle with emotional regulation or are exhibiting self-destructive behaviors (such as self-harm, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse disorders) It has also been used to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. (1)

 

Solution Focused Therapy

Solution-focused therapy is a popular therapy that places far more importance on discussing solutions than problems. Naturally, one must discuss the problem to find a solution, but it will not dwell on every detail of the problem you are experiencing. Unlike other therapies, it does not require a deep dive into your childhood and the ways in which your past has shaped your present reality. Rather, solution-focused therapy explores your default solution patterns, evaluates them for efficacy, and modifies or replaces them with problem-solving approaches that work. (2)

The issues it can address are wide-ranging and it has been successfully applied in individual, couple, and family therapy.

(1) Verywellmind, 2022

(2) Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy

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