Psychotherapy/Counselling

Psychotherapy is all about problem solving and has the ability to transform lives;
It can assist us in living a more connected, holistic (mind, body, spiritual) life.

  • increase emotional wellbeing
  • strengthen and enrich relationships
  • confront fears
  • heal from trauma

  • heal from addictions
  • treat mental health
  • integrate body, mind, world

A registered Psychotherapist means that the person you are seeing has accomplished and is abiding by specific ethical and professional standards that ensures they are qualified and accredited.

If a client has insurance coverage, the services of a Registered Psychotherapist may be reimbursed under these benefits, whereas services of a non-registered therapist are not.

Clients can expect to receive unbiased, non-judgemental support in order to ease the discomfort and/or create resolve. This is referred to as a client-centered approach.

The most common form of Psychotherapy is talk therapy and there are a variety of styles to compliment the needs we all have. They may vary from seemingly simple to seemingly complex.

In the client centered model, therapists use treatment styles from a varied menu of options.

Below is a list of the most commonly used therapeutic modalities.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores inner dialogue. It helps people learn to identify, question and change how their thoughts, attitudes and beliefs are connected to the emotional and behavioural reactions that cause them difficulties.
  • Narrative Therapy is exploring the ‘problem’ as external from the individual.  “The client is not the problem; the problem is the problem.” It encourages people to rely on their own skills to minimize problems in their lives.
  • Mindfulness – Based Cognitive Therapy combines CBT with mindfulness strategies to help individuals with understanding and managing their thoughts, emotions and somatic responses.
  • Brief Therapy (3-8 sessions) / Walk-In Therapy (1 session) is based on the concept that problems can be treated in a minimal amount of sessions, they don’t require months of counselling. Focus is on a specific problem and explores direct intervention/actions the client can take. The therapist takes on a more proactive approach to identifying and creating a treatment plan.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) assists the client with accepting and working with life’s difficulties rather than trying to fight, escape or suppress them. It is working to understand that acceptance of the difficulty is a more workable approach than continuing to push through it.
  • Solution Focussed Therapy places an emphasis on the present circumstances and future goals. (where they want to see themselves in the future). This is a goal-oriented therapy and as such the focus is placed on moving forward rather than exploring (in depth) the past or present symptoms and issues.

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North York Clinic

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1333 Sheppard Ave. East
Suite 338
North York, Ontario
M2J 1V1

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416-497-CARE (2273)

Waterdown Clinic

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5 Mill Street South, Unit 4
PO Box 1478
Waterdown, Ontario
L0R 2H0

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905-681-CARE (2273)

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