Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a very effective and powerful evidence-based therapy practice used to treat trauma, anxiety, panic, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR was originally created by Psychologist Francine Shapiro and was designed to alleviate the distress that is caused by traumatic memories.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is goal-directed, future oriented therapy that focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek counselling. SFBT counselling uses specific techniques and questions to help create a conversation directed toward developing and achieving the client's idea of a solution.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that helps people to evaluate their thinking in a more adaptive way so that they can experience improvement in their emotional state and behaviour. CBT counselling has been found to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, stress, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of CBT and its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, regulate their emotions, cope healthily with stress, and improve relationships with others. DBT counselling has four main modules of practice that include: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
The Gottman Method is an evidence-based method of couples therapy that uses specific couples exercises and therapeutic interventions to help couples achieve a deeper sense of understanding, empathy and awareness. The Gottman Method is considered one of the gold standards in couples counselling and marriage counselling.
The focus of strength-based therapy is to identify the strengths and resources (physical, social, intellectual, vocational, spiritual and emotional resilience) the client already posses to address the challenges they are facing. Strength-based counselling fundamentally views clients as resourceful and resilient in the face of adversity, and focuses on what is possible - rather than what's not.
Often in the mental health field, and in healthcare, we often hear the term "trauma informed". But what exactly does "trauma informed" mean? Click here to learn more about Trauma-Informed Care.