Did you know that counsellors, psychotherapists and registered social workers have taken a minimum of five years post-secondary education? In addition, all of these professionals are required to do additional training annually. This is one of the many things that sets registered family and mental health professionals apart from family and friends. We are specifically trained in providing different types of therapy for stress and, as a result, we are able to assist you in making a real difference in your life.
Some examples of therapy techniques are:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): This is a goal-oriented psychotherapy which takes a practical approach to problem-solving. You work with your counselor to change the thoughts and behaviour patterns that may be contributing to your difficulties, which helps you to and so you change the way you feel.
Mindfulness Techniques: This approach involves learning how to focus, in the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. One example is to focus in the moment on five things you can see, four things you can hear, three things you feel on your skin, two things you can taste,and one thing you can smell. Being mindful, in the moment, is a powerful means of self-change.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): makes use of the natural healing capacity of the brain to assist individuals in overcoming traumatic life events. Through this approach, millions worldwide have found healing. EMDR is also helpful for distressing life experiences that do not reach the level of a PTSD diagnosis, but still impact functioning and quality of life.
Multi-modal Therapy is an eclectic approach. Human beings think, act, sense, imagine, feel and interact. Therefore the assessment and treatment considers all BASIC I.D.: behavior, affect, sensation, imagery, cognition, interpersonal relationships, and drugs/biology.
At Family TLC we have counsellors, psychotherapists, and registered social workers (RSW) who have training beyond post-secondary education in the above areas. You can be confident that a Family TLC client will received the best therapy to effectively deal with stress. What are you waiting for? Contact Family TLC now, to address your stress.