CBT

“Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness.”

- American Psychological Association


Marriage and Family

“Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is a distinct mental health discipline which that views individuals using a systems framework. MFTs view problems in complex and holistic ways, examining relationships and interactions as significant components of health and optimal functioning.  MFT is one of the five core mental health professions that includes, psychiatry, psychology, social work, psychotherapy and counselling.

Registered Marriage and Family Therapists (RMFTs) are relationship specialists trained to help individuals, couples, and families resolve a wide variety of issues and problems . RMFTs adhere to the CAMFT Code of Ethics.

Services provided by Marriage & Family Therapists include:

  • Assessment and treatment of mental and emotional health, and family health

  • Individual psychotherapy

  • Relationship counselling

  • Couple and Marriage Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Group psychotherapy

  • Premarital education

  • Marital enrichment”

- The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


EMDR

“A structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.”

- American Psychological Association


ACT

“Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - a form of cognitive behavior therapy based on the premise that ineffective verbal strategies to control one’s thoughts and feelings actually lead to problem behaviors. It helps clients to abandon these restrictive strategies and instead experience and accept their difficult thoughts (conceived as just words put together in a certain way) and feelings as a necessary part of a worthy life. Clients then clarify their personal values and life goals, learn to make life-enhancing behavioral changes accordingly, and develop new and more flexible ways of thinking about and responding to challenges. ACT (pronounced act, not A-C-T) has been applied to a wide variety of problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse.”

- American Psychological Association


EFT

“Emotion-Focused Therapy - an integrative individual therapy that focuses on emotion as the key determinant of personality development and of psychotherapeutic change. In sessions, the therapist helps the client to become aware of, accept, make sense of, and regulate emotions as a way of resolving problems and promoting growth. Techniques are drawn from client-centered therapy, gestalt therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy. A principal proponent of this approach is South African-born Canadian psychologist Leslie S. Greenberg (1945–  ).”

- American Psychological Association


Mindfulness

“Awareness of one’s internal states and surroundings. The concept has been applied to various therapeutic interventions—for example, mindfulness-based cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and mindfulness meditation—to help people avoid destructive or automatic habits and responses by learning to observe their thoughts, emotions, and other present-moment experiences without judging or reacting to them.”

- American Psychological Association


Sensorimotor

“Sensorimotor psychotherapy is body-based talk therapy, integrating current findings from neuroscience to transform traumatic memories into strengths and resources for the client. It works with developmental trauma, such as maternal lack of attunement, as well as acute or gross trauma like sexual abuse, violence, or verbal abuse. Sensorimotor therapists work on mindfulness and collaboration with the client, repeatedly asking permission to do each experiment or process along the way.”

- Psychology Today