Cognitive behavioural therapy is an effective treatment option for various mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety.
At the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre, it is important that no Canadian feels alone when coping with mental illness. We have developed a wide range of therapeutic progress plans to help clients in Ontario overcome psychological conditions.
When you visit us, we want you to have all the information we have. This transparency allows us to serve you better and ensure you keep using the strategies you learn once you complete your treatment.
Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on the premise that the way we think and feel has a physical impact. If we have negative feelings about work, we may feel negative physical and emotional symptoms when working. CBT provides tools and support to help you change your thought patterns to help turn negative thoughts into positive ones.
Some of the benefits of cognitive behavioural therapy include:
The skills you learn during CBT treatment can be incorporated into your daily life, helping you cope better with future challenges even after treatment has finished.
CBT begins before your first session starts. Your therapist may ask you to create a list of areas you would like to improve. This list may include short- and long-term goals you want to reach. During your initial appointment, you will discuss some information about yourself, your condition, and your life with one of our therapists. This helps our therapist devise the best plan of action to help you minimize negativity, stress, and anxiety.
Throughout a period of 8-20 sessions, you will work closely with your therapist to develop a customized therapy plan to increase your independence in administering self-care and emotional relief in high-stress situations and when triggers are present. This training will help you carry on long after the sessions have ended.
Here’s how CBT can help:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD, occurs following an extreme and traumatizing experience. This reaction causes stress, anxiety, fear, mood swings, depression, sleep disorders, and other physical and mental reactions. Both men and women can have PTSD, and the treatment you receive will depend entirely upon your personal relationship to your PTSD.
Most doctors recommend cognitive behaviour therapy for PTSD as a means of controlling and relieving symptoms. Individuals who complete a CBT program often have successful results in managing stress related to traumatic flashbacks, nightmares, and memories as they are equipped with techniques to improve their ability to cope.
Trauma-focused CBT focuses on depression, which accompanies Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Feeling out of control, on edge, and trapped inside the symptoms your condition creates leads many people with PTSD to develop acute and chronic stress and depressive symptoms. Working with one of our CBT therapists offers an opportunity to overcome these symptoms and learn to channel positive energy to better cope with the root of the disorder, which is PTSD.
According to the National Initiative for Eating Disorders, roughly 1-million Canadians have been diagnosed with a form of disordered eating.
Our views on food are often instilled in us from a young age. However, many eating disorders are related to self-esteem and self-body image rather than nutrition. These negative feelings spurring low self-esteem, binge-eating or restrictive behaviour can be managed and possibly eradicated with CBT.
With CBT, our therapists will create a structured treatment plan containing goals and tools to help you establish more regular eating.
For Ontarians struggling with chronic illness, there is a risk of depression and anxiety.
Chronic illness means ongoing medical appointments, medical expenses, dietary changes, and various other restrictions. While working with a CBT therapist cannot change your diagnosis, it can change the way you view your diagnosis, and in turn, the way you feel about your condition.
Building skills to manage symptoms of your chronic illness, and find the silver lining through the rain, can improve your long-term outlook on life and increase your awareness of how your negative emotions affect your physical self.
The Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre focuses on mental wellness in Canada. Our team of experienced professional therapists have worked with individuals from all walks of life, with various symptoms and psychological conditions.
Working closely with so many clients has made it clear just how differently a disorder can affect multiple people. To work within these differences, our team customizes treatments to your goals and desired outcomes. These modifications ensure that no client is left without the care he or she needs.
At the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre, you have access to the support and information you need to lead a positive lifestyle. We not only give you the tools but show you how to use them in all areas of your life.
If you or somebody you know suffers from conditions like the ones above, we invite you to contact us at the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre. Reach out to us through our online contact page or by calling 1-416-570-5050.