Talk therapy is the use of psychological techniques and methods to help improve or strengthen an individual's mental, emotional, and social wellbeing.
Delivered by trained psychotherapists, counsellors and social workers, it is highly recommended as a first-line treatment for essentially every type of mental disorder.
Your therapist will spend time getting to know you, and will work with you to tailor your treatment according to your own unique needs, and goals.
Life can be challenging; if you are considering therapy, remember that there is hope. Countless others have encountered the same difficulties you are going through, and have found therapy to be a life changing and affirming activity.
THERAPIES WE OFFER
• Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
• Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT)
• Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), etc.
Mindfulness therapies helps individuals non-judgmentally accept their emotional state; the simple yet powerful act of acceptance allows us to avoid being overwhelmed by negative feelings. It encourages letting go of the past, while also reducing our fear of what the future might bring. Mindfulness accomplishes this by helping us live fully in the present.
Mindfulness is an effective intervention with a wide variety of conditions, from depression and anxiety to PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and addictions.
COGNITIVE & BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIES (CBT)
• Cognitive-Based Therapy
• Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
• Cognitive Processing of Trauma (CPT)
• Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, (DBT)
• Behavioural Activation
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Exposure Therapy (Prolonged Exposure)
The CBT approach is similar to mindfulness, in that it focuses on the present instead of delving into problems of the past. The goal is to transform your thinking patterns and, at the same time, change your behaviour, for the better. By changing how we think, we can influence how we feel.
Referred to as the gold standard of evidence-based therapies, CBT therapies help address virtually all mental health issues.
ART & PLAY THERAPY
The act of creative expression through art making is, in itself, a therapeutic tool that helps us better tolerate distress, self-soothe and build mastery and meaning. Art can also be a powerful nonverbal communication tool between the client and the therapist, allowing the unconscious mind to surface and make itself known.
Art therapy is especially suitable for children and youth,although people of age groups relish the opportunity to create.
Similarly, play therapy utilizes the act of playing, which is a child's natural means of expression. Children usually find it easier to express themselves through play and art making instead of words.
• Self Psychology
• Interpersonal Therapy
• Narrative Therapy
• Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
• Eclectic and Integrative Approaches
This method concentrates on the relationship between the therapist and the client. Together, they work to uncover the root cause of the client's issues rather than addressing superficial problems. By gaining insight and resolving the real problem, the therapist can help the client better cope with the difficulties they're facing.
This modality often involves an examination of early childhood, and is particularly effective at working through trauma. MBT, along with DBT, are evidence-based interventions of choice for Borderline Personality Disorder at major psychiatric hospitals such as the McLean Institute, and the Anna Freud Centre, University College, London.
• Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
• Gottman Method Couples Therapy
• Imago Therapy
This type of therapy is designed for couples who are going through a rough patch or trying to recover from a serious problem. These problems could include dealing with the aftermath of an affair, money troubles, or simply the need to communicate and understand each other better. During the process, the couple is encouraged to share and talk through their problems while going through trust exercises and activities. Sessions can be done together or individually.
Couples therapy can address:
• Extramarital Affairs
• Intimacy and Sexuality
• Communication and Conflict
• Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence)
• Parenting and Child Rearing
• Blended Family Concerns
• Financial Matters
• Systemic Family Therapy
• Supportive Family,Therapy
• Internal Family Systems (IFS)
This type of therapy is designed to help families identify, articulate and address problems. It is particularly useful when the actions of an individual or a group of people are hurting the family as a whole.
Family therapies can help with:
• Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence)
• Parenting and child rearing
• Adolescent issues, i.e. suicidality and self-harming
• Gender and /or sexual identity exploration and transitioning
• CEM (The Circle of Extraordinary Men)
• a biweekly group for male survivors of sexual abuse
This kind of therapy allows a group of people who are going through a similar problem share, discuss, and relate their experiences in a group setting with the help of a trained group facilitator. Experiential groups can also help clients participate in shared activities such as mindfulness, or land-based healing, to increase overall emotional wellbeing.
Groups are generally small, and the rules of confidentiality strictly apply. Coming together for help reminds us that we are not alone; meeting others going through similar things, and having a support system in place can be extremely helpful.
Groups have been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of issues, including:
• Substance use disorder
• Chronic disease
• Grief and loss
IN CONCLUSION, THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF TREATMENT AVAILABLE.
As you can see, there are many different types of treatment available.
How can you find the right one for you?