Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) is an effective treatment for children and adults with depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger outbursts and more. Therapy is short term and goal oriented to help clients change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
If a child is able to identify their negative thoughts and rationalize them, they begin to reduce their symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger and live a happier life.
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Individual Therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to facilitate change and improve quality of life. Psychotherapy can treat specific, diagnosable mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, truama, or ADHD, in addition to everyday concerns, such as relationship problems, stress management, career ambitions, or other issues that may affect a person's mental well-being. Finding the right therapist is an important component of effective therapy.
Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy (MBCT) combines behavioral techniques with mindfulness strategies in order to help individuals better understand and manage their thoughts and emotions in order to achieve relief from feelings of distress.
MBCT helps clients learn how to recognize their sense of being and see themselves as separate from their thoughts and moods.
Play therapy can help resolve stress, trauma, or behavioral issues. This therapy has been proven effective at treating the concerns of both children and adults. Through play, children will learn to communicate with others, develop problem-solving skills, express their emotions and thoughts, modify behaviors, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. This form of therapy has been shown to improve social integration, growth and development, emotional modulation, and trauma resolution.
Relaxation therapy (RT) is a mind-body therapy that is used to calm your mind and body. The goal of this therapy is to relax by focusing on a body sensation or muscle. Over time, you may learn how to tell when there are times of stress in your daily life. You may learn healthy ways to cope during these times. The following are types of RT:
Social Skills Training
Social skills training (SST) is a form of behavior therapy used to help persons who have may be having difficulties relating to other people. Some children and adults have difficult socializing with others and understanding social cues. Social skills training has been shown to decrease anxiety, depression, substance dependence, personality disorder and more.
Children will learn specific techniques such as modeling , role-playing, shaping, feedback, and reinforcement of positive interactions in hopes of improving peer interactions and decreasing conflicts at school.
"If you NEVER did, you SHOULD. These things are FUN and FUN is good!" -Dr. Seuss
Families can benefit from therapy when they experience any stressful event that may strain family relationships, such as financial hardship, divorce, or the death of a loved one. In addition, it can be effective in treating mental health concerns that impact the family as a whole, such as depression, substance abuse, chronic illness, communication problems, interpersonal conflict, or behavioral problems in children and adolescents. All family therapy approaches are designed to help families improve communication, problem-solving, and coping skills, and enhance their sense of connection to one another.