The Services We Offer
Psychology services in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.
If you’re looking for quality Couples Therapy sessions with a certified Psychotherapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment that focuses on increasing positive activities through SMART goals, and by assisting people to become more aware of their “faulty thinking styles”. For example, a person who is depressed may have the belief, “I’m worthless,” and a person with a phobia may have the belief, “I am in danger.” While the person in distress likely holds such beliefs with great conviction, with a therapist’s help, the individual is encouraged to monitor, and log their automatic thoughts in order to enable them to identify their thought patterns. These biases in thinking are gradually replaced with more realistic thoughts. As the person is able to use more realistic thoughts, they notice positive improvements in their mood, which typically would result in a reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety. Clients who seek CBT can expect their therapist to be active, problem-focused, and goal-directed.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach to address past, present, and future aspects of disturbing memories. The approach was developed by Francine Shapiro to resolve the development of trauma-related disorders as resulting from exposure to a traumatic or distressing event, such as sexual assault, trauma, or military combat.
Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. My Family Therapy sessions help patients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.