Both cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT) are empirically-supported treatments that are effective for adolescents experiencing difficulties with their mood, anxiety, or interpersonal functioning. CBT will help adolescents challenge their maladaptive thought and behavioural patterns and effectively respond to stressors, while IPT will improve coping skills and assist individuals on how to effectively communicate amongst their interpersonal relationships. Both treatments are aimed at reducing symptoms and improving psychological well-being.
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.
Stress, anxiety, and sadness are emotions which affect us all, even children.
If you notice that these emotions become overwhelming for your children and begin affecting areas of their life, it is important to ask for help.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for children can help your child understand how certain thoughts can affect their emotions and behaviour.
At the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre, we work with individuals of all ages and specialize in various cognitive treatments, including CBT for children.