Treatment Approaches

Counseling and therapy sessions that fit your specific needs

Edgar Psychological is proud to have a wonderful team of experienced psychologists on staff that are well-versed in a wide variety of child therapy, counseling, and therapeutic approaches. Here are some examples of the treatments, therapies, and counseling methods we offer. For more information on any of these methods, please schedule an appointment with one of our psychologists today!

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps you understand how your thoughts and feelings influence your behavior. This approach is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.

 

What is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. As a mindfulness-based therapy, ACT posits that greater well-being can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings, addressing your commitment to making changes, and developing coping strategies for when you can’t stick to your goals.

What is Narrative Therapy?

Narrative therapy was developed by Michael White and David Epston. This therapy separates the problem from the individual and encourages people to use their own strengths and resources to tackle the problem. This means externalizing the problem from the person in the form of narratives or stories. Personal experiences are turned into personal stories that assist in the navigation of life and helps shape who people are. 

What is Psychodynamic
Therapy?

Psychodynamic therapy, also referred to as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on understanding unconscious processes. Psychodyanamic therapists believe that early childhood experiences and attachments have a significant impact on our functioning as adults. The goal of therapy is to help clients recognize patterns in their feelings, thoughts, and beliefs in order to increase self-awareness and change maladaptive behaviors.

What is Addiction Counseling/ Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a goal-oriented method of addiction counseling that emphasizes results and seeks to help those suffering from addiction clear the hurdle of ambivalence. This approach encourages clients to consider the consequences of their addictive behavior and find it within themselves to choose a healthier direction.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) is a collaborative and talking therapy for people who have experienced trauma and who may also have PTSD. Survivors may feel shocked, scared, angry, vulnerable. Some people with time will move through their experience without professional help, but for some the effects can last much longer.

What is Prolonged Exposure Therapy?

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) is one of three primary evidence-based practices used specifically for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is similar to EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in terms of emotional processing the trauma, but differs in the approach to address the situation, memories, thoughts and feelings related to traumatic experiences.

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMdR)?

EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress brought on by disturbing life experiences. This approach uses your own rapid, rhythmic eye movements to dampen the power of emotionally-charged memories of past traumatic events.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness. During this trance, you can temporarily block out anything that’s going on around you and focus on specific thoughts or tasks.

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)?

As a short-term, intervention-based therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) studies the love and bonding processes in couples and addresses distress in the intimate relationships of adults. This method can also be used in family therapy to help family members connect and improve emotional attachments.

What is the Gottman Method?

The Gottman Method of couples therapy focuses on what makes relationships succeed or fail. The main goals of this method are to increase respect, affection, and closeness in your marriage, break through and resolve conflict when you feel stuck, generate greater understanding between you and your partner, and keep conflict discussions calm.

 

 

To find out more, please call  (780) 860 - 7338  to book an appointment!