Our therapists are trained in a variety of therapies and will often use a combination of different approaches to help people overcome conditions such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), OCD, eating disorders, addiction, stress, and more.

 

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

We have a team of experienced EMDR trained Counsellors.

What is EMDR?

EMDR appears to approach psychological issues in an unusual way. It does not rely on talk therapy or medications. Instead, EMDR uses a person's own rapid, rhythmic eye movements to dampen the power of emotionally charged memories of past events and help overcome them using a person's own power.

Who Benefits From EMDR?

Although most research into EMDR has examined its effective use in people with PTSD, EMDR is also used to treat other psychological problems, such as:

 

Clinical Hypnosis

What is Clinical Hypnosis?

We know what you are thinking... "will they use clinical hypnosis to make me do something against my will?" Don't worry, It's not that kind of hypnosis.

Hypnosis is actually a highly effective form of therapy that helps reduce stress, anxiety, depression, pain, the need for addictive substances, and more.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

During clinical hypnosis you are in an alternate state of consciousness during which you experience deep relaxation and heightened awareness. In this state, you are more open to suggestion, but are fully aware and in control.

While being deeply relaxed and with the help of a therapist, you will be able to face your fears, change your habits, and improve your life. 

Who Benefits From Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can help with:

  • Phobias, fears, and anxiety

  • Sleep disorders

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Post-trauma anxiety

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain Control

  • Eating Disorders

  • Weight-loss

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is Cognitive behavioural Therapy

CBT focuses on helping people challenge unhelpful and negative patterns of thinking such as overgeneralizing, overthinking negatives, minimizing positives and catastrophizing while replacing them with more realistic and constructive thoughts.

Who Benefits From Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT can effectively help against depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders, addiction, and bipolar disorder.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT is a form of therapy that is designed to encourage people to accept their situation, thoughts, behaviours and feelings, instead of trying avoid them or feel guilty about them. 

Acceptance and commitment therapy helps people open up to and accept their circumstances and learn to move forward.

What does ACT Therapy Treat?

Acceptance and Commitment therapy has been effectively used to treat depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, workplace stress, OCD, addiction, and chronic pain.

 
Play Therapy

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a type of therapy used to help children between under 12 years old process difficult to describe emotions, discuss traumatic memories, and articulate their problems to the therapist.

It may appear like regular play time, but a trained therapist can use play therapy to gain valuable insights into a child’s problems.

How can Play Therapy Help Children?

Play therapy techniques can help children:

 

  • Build stronger family bonds

  • Learn to express their feelings

  • Cope with difficult memories and emotions

  • Develop stronger social skills

  • Gain confidence

  • Empathize with others

  • Learn responsibility

Solution Focused Therapy

What is Solution Focused Therapy?

Solution Focused Therapy is a type of therapy that empowers a person to use their own reasoning and strength to overcome their struggles. Instead of the tradition therapy approach that focuses on where the problem originated, Solution Focused Therapy is forward looking and focuses on goals and problem solving.

How can Solution Focused Therapy Help?

Solution Focused Therapy can help people with: 

  • Work or School Stress

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Post-traumtic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Social Anxiety

  • Confidence

  • Motivation

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

What is Emotional Freedom Technique?

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as EFT Tapping, is used to help relax the mind and body through a tapping procedure by stimulating acupressure points on the face and body. EFT helps by disentangling and decreasing emotional issues at their core. Typically, individuals notice a strong sense of inner-peace and increased sense of well-being after consistently using EFT methods.

How can EFT Tapping Help?

Emotional Freedom Technique can help people with: 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic pain

  • Work and life stress

  • Weight loss issues

  • Addiction

 
Mindfulness & Grounding

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state in which you are solely focused on the present. Because anxiety, depression, PTSD, and some other mental health issues are caused by lingering negative thoughts or emotions that usually stem from either a past or future events, psychologists use mindfulness-based techniques to encourage present moment awareness, while helping you keep your thoughts intentional and non-judgmental.

Who Can Mindfulness Help?

Mindfulness can help people with: 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Work and life stress

  • PTSD

  • Chronic health issues

  • Grief

What is Grounding?

Similar to mindfulness, grounding exercises are intended to bring you back to the present moment, in the here and now. Anxiety can be thought of as living in future worries, so it is helpful to be able to ground yourself in the present!

Grounding techniques are often used as a way helping you cope with anxiety, flashbacks or dissociation related to PTSD, and spiralling negative thoughts.

 

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Edmonton

Suite 200, 9562 82 Ave
Edmonton, AB

Sherwood Park

2220 Broadmoor Blvd
Sherwood Park, AB
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