We provide treatment for a number of mental health issues for adolescents and adults in the context of individual psychotherapy, including, but not limited to:
In an individual psychotherapy session, you will work directly with your therapist in an individualized manner to ensure that your treatment is tailored to your presenting issues.
We provide evidence-based treatments to help you learn strategies and deepen your understanding of challenges that are preventing you from living the life you want. Your therapist will begin with an evidence-based assessment approach, allowing you to better understand what is interfering in your life. From there, you will create a collaborative treatment approach and work together to achieve your treatment goals.
You will learn valuable skills and tools to enable you to overcome anxiety and avoidance, challenge negative thoughts, manage intrusive thoughts, decrease compulsions and rituals, enhance low mood, incorporate everyday mindfulness and process traumatic experiences. We also work with individuals presenting with relational issues, academic issues, general life stressors and ongoing issues of self-exploration.
Our work is grounded in a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach. We incorporate other approaches in order to enhance our treatment delivery and enable better outcomes for your recovery. Associates also use a variety of other interventions as stand-alone treatment approaches. Some of these approaches are also integrated into CBT. Our other approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotion-Focused Therapy.
In-between sessions, you will often engage in life practice. This will afford you the opportunity to have skills to work on in-between therapy sessions. These types of skills may include: raising your present-moment awareness, shifting your unhelpful thinking styles, guiding you to move towards what matters to you in life and embracing your values. Overall, planning out things to work on in-between sessions is a very valuable component of therapy and can contribute to long-term gains.