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Therapy Approaches

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Types of Therapy

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

A structured approach that focuses on learning how to regulate emotions, replace unhealthy behaviours, increase happiness, and tolerate uncertainty. Great for people who have tried CBT with minimal success or who experience intense emotional responses (anxiety, sadness, anger, loneliness, etc.).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

One of the most established therapy approaches, that helps clients identify and change unhealthy thought patterns and behaviours through examining how our thoughts/beliefs, behaviours and emotions impact one another.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach, which centres people as the experts in their own lives. Throughout our lives, we give meaning to our experiences which influence how we see ourselves and the world, such as those related to your self-esteem, abilities, relationships, and work.

Trauma-informed therapy

Traumatic experiences can cause intense emotional responses and negative beliefs. Trauma therapy helps you change the way your nervous system responds to certain triggers and unlearn negative belief systems. 

Exposure Therapy

Most commonly used for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and trauma. Exposure therapy helps you increase your window of tolerance for stressful situations by slowly and in a controlled setting, exposing yourself to certain triggers, while using strategies to manage your anxious response.   

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)

The main goal of IPT is to improve the quality of our relationship with ourselves and with others by focusing on improving such skills as communication, conflict resolution, healing from unresolved grief, and managing difficult life transitions. 

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