We view therapy as a collaborative process between client and therapist; one that is grounded in evidence-based approaches with the integration of each client’s unique needs, goals, and personal backgrounds and histories.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is based on the premise that our thoughts, behaviours, emotions, and physiology are connected. In CBT we explore how unhelpful thinking and behaviours contribute to individual challenges, and work to implement more balanced thought and action.
Mindfulness involves an awareness of the present moment. Mindfulness-based approaches encourage the adoption of a compassionate, non-judgmental stance thereby decreasing emotional suffering and helping individuals to embody a more fulfilled life.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
DBT was originally developed by clinical psychologist, Dr. Marsha Linehan, to help individuals who experience intense emotions and have difficulty regulating their feelings, often resulting in impulsive behaviours and disrupted personal relationships.
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
EFT is a therapeutic approach based on the premise that our personal identities are deeply tied to our emotions. EFT helps us understand how we may have been influenced by past experiences, and then facilitates the expression of emotion in the present moment.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT was developed from traditional cognitive-based approaches, with a prominent focus on mindfulness to help individuals accept their current realities, attend to their personal values, and make important changes that improve their physical and mental well-being.
Various forms of trauma-based therapy can be implemented to help individuals heal from traumatic life experiences. These approaches typically begin with psychoeducation to help clients understand their symptoms. This treatment offers a safe space to process experiences.