Anxiety is a normal part of life and its function is to keep you safe from potentially dangerous situations. However, anxiety can also become debilitating when it starts to interfere with your ability to cope and function with the daily tasks of life. Rationally you know that you are not in “real,” danger, but emotionally you cannot stop the feeling that something could go very wrong. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO LEARN MORE)
Many people are unaware of how common depression is, and do not seek treatment because they are afraid of what others will think. About 1 in 10 Canadians will experience an episode of major depressive disorder (the diagnosis given to those suffering from depression) during their lifetime. Depression is a common condition for which there are many effective treatments, psychotherapy being one of them. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO LEARN MORE)
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, is a research informed and evidence based psychotherapy which helps release traumatic memories from the past and clearing associated negative core beliefs and distressful symptoms assocaited with them. EMDR can directly access the neural networks of the brain where “unprocessed” traumatic memories are stored and “complete” them efficiently. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EMDR)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioural treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD. The therapy teaches people to regulate their strong emotional responses through various learned skills which are regularly practiced and reinforced throughout therapy. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a form of therapy that focuses on adult relationships and the attachment bond that is created in them. EFT is now considered one of the most validated forms of couples therapy: research studies have found that approximately 90% of couples show significant improvements from this therapy. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO LEARN MORE)
Therapy is an essential part of addictions treatment and recovery. Cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, couples therapy and other therapeutic approaches can help people dealing with addictions feel supported and work through the issues behind the addiction. Therapeutic interventions can also help the loved ones of the person in recovery, so that everyone is involved in the healing process.
When kids have issues that they can’t deal with alone or with their parents, therapy can be an effective treatment. It is a way to help the child come back to a place of balance and happiness. Therapists can support children in building healthy thinking patterns and behaviours and to engage them creatively with music to help them to feel safe, open up and express their emotions. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO LEARN MORE)