When you are ready to break the cycle and create real change.
Theoretical Models Include
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a flexible methodology grounded in science. A key component in this is its values-based work, where you learn to consciously and mindfully choose committed behaviour to what matters.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT is considered the bread and butter for most counsellors. If you’ve gone to postgraduate school, you would have come into contact with CBT one way or another. This modality is an active, goal-oriented, present-focused, and brief therapy.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT has been empirically validated for the treatment of a variety of populations with issues including:
DBT also incorporates a philosophical process called dialectics. Within the session, the counsellor and the client works to resolve the contradiction between self-acceptance and change to merge and bring about effective transformations in the client.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
AEDP is an evidence-based, experiential therapy which is quite different from “talk therapy”. This therapy teaches you about emotions, since society fails to teach us about them. AEDP utilizes the neuroplasticity of the brain where the therapist hones in on the adaptive wired-in healing that exists within the client.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)*
The interesting part of EMDR is that it does not require talking in detail about the presenting concern or problem, nor the completion of homework in-between sessions. This can be good news for those of you that dislike homework. This therapy works with the brain, which from Shapiro’s Adaptive Information Processing model (AIP), views the brain as having a natural way to resume its natural healing (with the aid of bilateral stimulation of the brain).