Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (CBT) Work
I have two decades of experience in providing expert care based on adapting up-to-date Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (CBT) to the specific needs of my clients. I focus on the treatment of Anxiety Disorders and OCD in adults as well as the comorbid depression that can accompany these conditions. Hundreds of independent studies have proven that CBT is highly effective.
Working with other members of the client’s care community (e.g., medical professionals), my aim is always to bring about the best possible therapeutic outcomes. Although many different mental health workers offer talk therapy to clients, psychologists are generally considered to be one of the most highly trained specialists in delivering this type of therapy. In addition, as a Registered Psychologist who operates under the Health Professions Act (HPA), the privacy and confidentiality rights of my clients are legally protected.
CBT for Anxiety and Depression
Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder respond well to treatment with CBT.
Depression is the most prevalent mental health issue in Canada and will likely be the most costly health issue of all soon, due to lost productivity and treatment costs. Fortunately, Depression responds well to treatment with a combination of CBT, medications and lifestyle changes including increased activity levels and training in mindfulness.
CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is a serious condition that interferes with clients’ ability to have a normal personal and professional life and can cause tremendous distress. When diagnosed, clients are generally eager for treatment because of this disruption. Once clients improve, some degree of ongoing therapy may be required to keep the disorder in check.
The causes of OCD are explained here:
For a compelling personal story of what it's like to have a child with OCD, here is a memoir excerpt.