Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, such as people, situations, and or events. The benefit of this is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is used in clinical practice with individuals and with families, especially with clients dealing with depression, anxiety and trauma and stressor-related disorders, to explore current and past relationships with the goal of equipping them with the skills they need to have meaningful, lasting relationships.
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based model of therapy that helps people learn and use new skills and strategies so that they build lives they feel are worth living.
As the name suggests, Solution - Focused Brief Therapy is about being brief and focusing on solutions, rather than on problems. It’s shifting one’s perspective from problem-saturated to solution-focused.
Mindfulness is a type of meditation that focuses on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
Narrative therapy seeks to adjust the stories one tells about one’s life in order to bring about positive change and better mental health. It considers people the experts on their own lives and views them as separate from their problems, empowering them to make changes in their thought patterns and behavior and “rewrite” their life story for a future that reflects who they are, what they are capable of, and what their purpose is.
Adlerian therapy is a brief, psychoeducational approach that emphasizes the individual's strivings for success, connectedness with others, and contributions to society as being hallmarks of mental health. This approach emphasizes understanding the unique lifestyle of each individual before working toward change.
Play therapy such as Visualization & Storytelling, Drama & Role Play, Puppets & Masks and Sand Trays, creates a safe place for children to express their feelings and experiences as it can be difficult for them to discuss their thoughts and feelings in a conversational setting like adults generally would.
Perspectives Counselling & Psychological Services provides professional therapy and assessments for families and individuals of all ages. Perspectives Counselling specializes in working with children and adolescents.
All services are by appointment only.
Fees are set in accordance with the Recommended Fee Schedule published by the Psychologist's Association of Alberta. Often fees are covered in whole or in part through most Extended Health Benefits Plans or Employee and Family Assistance Plans - please check with your employer about possible coverage.
A referral from a medical doctor is not required to begin counselling services.