Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is used to assist you in learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical sensations. It is used to help teach strategies around shifting unhelpful thinking patterns and applying problem solving skills to the difficult situations you are experiencing. It is a structured and specific approach that requires active and collaborative efforts from both the client and therapist.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behaviour change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.The goal of ACT is to create a rich and meaningful life, while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical means "the existence of opposites." In DBT therapy you are taught two seemingly opposite strategies: Acceptance (that your experiences and behaviours are valid) and Change (you have to make positive changes to manage emotions and move forward). Through your work with a DBT therapist, you will learn that you can accept your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, as well as the techniques needed to change them.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based trauma treatment that works by targeting memories of the traumatic events you have experienced. The focus is less on the verbalization of the content, and more on helping your brain heal. Through the use of bilateral stimulation (eye movements) and guided instructions, you will be assisted in accessing traumatic material in a safe and supportive setting, which allows your brain the opportunity to reprocess/repair the mental injury that was caused from the traumatic experience.
Emotion Focused Family Therapy
The philosophy of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is to support caregivers to increase their role in their loved one’s recovery from mental health issues. As EFFT clinicians, we believe that empowering parents to help their children, regardless of age, is the most successful approach to overcoming a variety of mental health concerns. Thus, our main responsibility is to support parents and caregivers to become active agents of healing, and to increase their involvement in helping their child to process underlying emotions that may be contributing to problematic thoughts, behaviors and symptoms.