Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced based psychological treatment for individuals living with a multitude of mental and physical health challenges, including anxiety, depression, workplace burnout and/or trauma, Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) and trauma, family relationship difficulties and physical health diagnosis, pain management, loss and grief, etc.
CBT helps individuals identify how their thoughts and behaviours impact their feelings and physiological sensations which we experience as a result of life’s challenges. So, for example, if you experience a panic attack where you cannot catch your breath, you may be able to calm the panic through healthy, positive self-talk, and/or through mindful deep breathing, to help you feel better.
Further to an initial clinical biopsychosocial assessment, you will receive feedback and recommendations for further treatment, if appropriate. Over 8-12 weeks, you can learn to integrate CBT into your life to help you cope with presenting challenges and/or diagnosis. Evidence has shown that through the use of CBT tools, you can learn to prevent relapse and live healthy, balanced and happy lives.
Homework will be an important and integral part of your healing.