During your intake appointment, your clinician will focus on understanding your background, any challenges that you may be facing, and your treatment goals. Together, you’ll develop a personalized treatment plan to ensure that you reach your goals.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a trauma focused psychotherapy that involves 12 weekly sessions to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CPT is one of the most effective modalities in treating PTSD. CPT teaches you how to evaluate and change the upsetting thoughts you have had since your trauma. By changing your thoughts, you can change how you feel. Trauma can change the way you think about yourself and the world. These kinds of thoughts keep you stuck in your PTSD and cause you to miss out on things you used to enjoy. CPT teaches you a new way to handle these upsetting thoughts.
Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT)
Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) is the use of virtual reality technology for therapy. Utilizing a virtual reality headset, you are immersed within digitally created environments and complete tasks. VRT is used primarily as form of exposure therapy, in which you interact with harmless virtual representations of anxiety producing stimuli in order to reduce your fear response. Though this is a new modality of therapy, there has been a significant amount of research that demonstrates it is an effective way to treat fear related responses and improve treatment. VRT can also be used as a pscyhoeducation tool, improve attention/focus, and improve social skills.
Supportive psychotherapy intends to reinforce your ability to cope with stressors through a number of key activities, including attentively listening and encouraging expression of thoughts and feelings; gaining a greater understanding of your situation and alternatives; helping to raise your self-esteem and resilience; and working to instill a sense of hope. Generally, a deeper examination of your history and the probing of underlying motivation are avoided. Supportive psychotherapy is a common form of therapy that may be provided over the short or long term, depending on the individual and the specific set of circumstances.
Using supportive psychotherapy, clinicians help you learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt to an acute change (e.g., the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment) or to a chronic situation (e.g., an ongoing illness). Often, before this can be accomplished, one must be given the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues, and this is an important part of supportive psychotherapy.
Our intake process is designed to ensure that you are placed with the clinician that will best suit your needs. If you would like to initiate services, please contact our office to complete a brief telephone intake.