Addiction 101: How an Addiction Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist Can Help You

Most of us have seen the headlines of celebrities struggling with addiction and going to rehab. With that, comes the scandal, shame, and stigma portrayed by the headlines and tone with which the stories are written. As a society, we have been conditioned to think that addiction is correlated with weakness and a lack of willpower. The stigma of addiction is slowly lessening with more exposure and education, nonetheless, we have a long way toContinue reading “Addiction 101: How an Addiction Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist Can Help You”

Is Humanistic Therapy Right For You?

What is Humanistic Therapy? Humanistic therapy is based on the premise that everyone is unique and emphasizes the importance of being your true authentic self in order to lead the most fulfilling life. Therapy is customized for the individual, allowing you to guide your session and take responsibility for your own growth. It is personalized to serve your needs and goals, understanding that your perspective can shape your direction in achieving your goals. It allowsContinue reading “Is Humanistic Therapy Right For You?”

What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based approach closely related to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). DBT focuses on emotional regulation, acceptance and change, mindfulness, and being present in the moment. DBT was initially developed to help treat borderline personality disorder however it was soon proven to be effective for other concerns such as addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety to name a few. When is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy right forContinue reading “What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)?”

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach based on thoughts and how they relate/influence behaviours. For example, when a person has depression, their perceptions and interpretations become distorted. A distorted view can make someone more susceptible to: a negative mindset jumping to conclusions mistakenly seeing situations as catastrophic seeing things as either good or bad with nothing in between CBT in Toronto helps you gain awareness of inaccurate or negative thinking so you canContinue reading “What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?”