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.
The teenage years can be a challenging time, and teens are just as vulnerable to psychological problems as are adults.
It is estimated that 20% of Canadian youth experience mental health issues, and that 70% of adult mental health problems started during the adolescent years. In Canada, a staggering 3.2 million teens between the ages of 12-19 are at risk of depression. The good news is that research has shown that intervention can help teens effectively overcome mental health issues.
CBT treatment can help your teen by teaching them techniques to change their internal thinking patterns and improve their mood. Cognitive behavioural therapy can have positive effects on teens for several mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, stress, and more.
Watching your child struggle at any age is not easy. This is especially true for parents with a teenager suffering from mood and interpersonal issues.At the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre, we work with people of all ages who deal with a wide range of psychological issues, including stress, anxiety, mood swings,
PTSD, ADHD, depression, and more. One of the treatments we use to help patients is interpersonal psychotherapy or IPT.
IPT is a common non-prescription approach to managing symptoms of psychological distress. For families hoping to take a natural route in alleviating social stressors and other triggers, interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents has a high success rate.
Here, we will discuss the definition of IPT, how the process works, and what you can expect to gain from your experience with your psychotherapist.