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Therapies

Expressive (Play) Therapy:

Expressive (Play) Therapy is effective for children, teens and adults when verbal expression is developmentally limited or is difficult. Expressive Play Therapy is very appropriate for children who typically re-enact or symbolically play out experiences in their natural language of play. Expressive mediums largely include art, music, movement, writing, drama and sand therapy. Within a healing environment, individuals begin to discover inner strengths and gain healthy coping skills.  As growth hindering emotions, experiences and or behaviors are discovered in therapy these can then be processed leading to new learning and self understanding.  Please click here to learn more about Expressive Therapies.

EMDR:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is generally a brief treatment that was originally developed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR is also helpful in addressing other concerns. EMDR can be used with children as well as adults. During an EMDR session an individual focuses on emotionally disturbing material in brief doses while focusing on an external stimulus such as eye movements, tapping or tones. EMDR enhances information processing and creates new associations between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information resulting in new learning and emotional healing.
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

CBT is an evidence-based psychological treatment that was developed through decades of scientific research. Research shows that CBT is one of the most effective treatments for anxiety. It is also an effective treatment for problems such as depression, chronic pain, disordered eating, anger issues, addiction, and low self-esteem. Please click here to lean more about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Client Centered Therapy:

Client centered therapy, also known as person-centered therapy, is a non-directive form of talk therapy that was developed by psychologist Carl Rogers during the 1940s and 1950s. Today, it is one of the most widely used approaches in psychotherapy.

Solution Focused Therapy:

Solution Focused therapy is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. It explores current resources and future hopes rather than present problems.

Existential Therapy:

Existential Therapy respectfully meets the individual where they are at with regard to the entirety of their experience as well as the individual’s interpretation of that experience. It aims at developing a sense of direction and self-awareness, all the while confronting the anxieties of daily living and converting them to meaning. It aims to free the individual from suppressing their emotions, to a point of facing/expressing these emotions in a healthy way.  Please click here to learn more about Existential Therapy.

Bowen Family Therapy:

Bowen Family Therapy is based on a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit.

Christian Counselling:

Spirituality is pursued by many wanting to find purpose, meaning and value in life. Today’s spirituality is largely understood as immanence (inside you) or transcendence (outside and beyond you) but usually has nothing to do with the infinite-personal God of creation. It is the latter version of spirituality, referred by Pascal as our “God shaped vacuum,” which defines our approach to Christian Counselling. This approach uses Biblical teaching and leans on the Christian church body to bring about life change. Yet it does not discredit psychotherapies that supports change, it just filters them through a Biblical values “lens” that understands God dependence change. Please click here to learn more about Christianity and Psychotherapy.  

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