Addiction or substance dependence often refers to excessive use of drugs and/or alcohol. It commonly causes physical and psychological harm, oftentimes leading to problems in one’s social, personal, and work life. Substance dependence has an important role in the onset and maintenance of mental health symptoms such as, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, and anger issues.
CBT is a short-term (16 to 20 sessions) therapy that emphasizes the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. This type of therapy focuses on the relationship between a person’s thoughts, behaviours, and feelings and the role that they play in a person’s symptoms, daily functioning and quality of life.
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a short-term (16 to 20 sessions) therapy that emphasizes the role of interpersonal issues and relationships. The focus therapy is on interpersonal issues that seem to be most important in the onset and/or maintenance of psychological distress. Usually, these involve a recent transition (e.g.
The importance of wellbeing in one’s overall mental and physical health has been researched extensively. Studies have shown that higher levels of wellbeing are linked to improved mental health, lower levels of illness, and overall success. But how does one define wellbeing and, more importantly, can one’s overall sense of wellbeing be changed?
Our clinicians can assist individuals with anxiety or mood concerns improve multiple life domains, including time management, learning habits, executive functioning, and self-esteem. Therapy may encourage parental involvement and, at times, family sessions are part of the treatment. Several alternative approaches and techniques, such as mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, psycho-dynamic insight-oriented therapy, and solution-focused therapy, can also be incorporated into treatment to provide a comprehensive and robust skillset to help address present concerns.
Sometimes parents experience difficulties finding ways to effectively communicate with their children who may struggle with anxiety, mood issues, and general difficulties with emotion regulation.
For better or for worse, the only way forward is together. Every committed relationship is rooted in love deepened through a partnership that lasts through the years, but even the strongest relationships struggle with ups and downs. Many couples struggle with remaining committed to the life they built together due to a communication breakdown.
Families are regarded as the basic unit of society: while not always related by blood but strengthened by mutual choice and love, families are composed of adults and children who live, grow, and weather life’s ups and downs together. Every family is unique and shaped by different circumstances, whether influenced by the parents’ relationship or resulting from events in children’s lives. When these circumstances affect the family dynamics, remedies like family therapy and counselling may help restore healthy communication and safety at home in Toronto and across Ontario.