Centre for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services

By: Caryk Janet (psych)  09-12-2011
Keywords: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety Reduction

  • Job stress and personal issues
  • Clinical Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic attacks and agoraphobia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (excessive worry)
  • Eating Disorders and compulsive over-eating
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (hair pulling disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, skin picking disorder, compulsive shopping),
  • Social Phobia (social anxiety, shyness, dating anxiety)
  • Specific Phobias (flying, insects, heights, vomiting, choking, blood, needles)
  • Health anxiety, hypochondriasis
  • Treatment of Children (ADHD, behavioral problems, emotional issues, parenting issues)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Health Psychology/Weight Management
  • Psychological and Educational Assessments (IQ, learning disabilities, ADHD)

The Centre for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specializes in both cognitive and behavioral therapies, psychological treatments that are of demonstrated effectiveness for many different types of problems. 

Cognitive therapy helps individuals identify and alter the way they view themselves, the world around them, and their future.  It aims to change people’s negative thought patterns by teaching them to understand their feelings and separate realistic from unrealistic thoughts.

Behavior therapy, which includes breathing retraining, relaxation techniques, and exposure interventions, helps individuals modify and gain control over problematic actions. The treatments we offer typically combine cognitive and behavioral therapies to achieve maximum therapeutic benefits.

Therapy sessions may take place in “real-life” or simulated anxiety producing situations.  Our clients are taught anxiety reduction skills while gradually being exposed to objects, places, or situations that they have been avoiding or enduring with discomfort.  Therapy sessions might take place in a shopping mall, in a restaurant, an elevator, or the client’s home.

An initial diagnostic consultation is completed and the treatment program that will best meet the client’s needs is selected.  Referrals to psychiatrists can be facilitated when necessary.  We do not accept clients with active substance abuse problems.

The average length of treatment is eight to ten sessions.  Clients are actively involved in the recovery process.  Written and practical homework assignments are often incorporated into treatment.  These assignments are individually designed to reinforce the specific coping strategies and techniques learned during the therapy sessions.  Typically, clients have to be willing to commit 15 to 20 minutes per day working toward their therapeutic goals. 

Daytime & Evening Appointments Available

Telephone consultations are also available for clients living out of town.  This option is available for those individuals who do not otherwise have access to expert treatment. 

Fees may be covered by private insurance and/or employee assistance benefit programs.

Keywords: Anxiety, Anxiety Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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