Q: What is emotionally Focused therapy (EFT) and how can it help my relationship?

A:  EFT is a cutting edge, tested and proven couples intervention. It is also used to address individual depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress (EFIT – Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) and to repair family bonds (EFFT – Emotionally Focused Family Therapy).  This model operationalizes the principles of attachment science using non-pathologizing experiential and relational systems techniques to focus on and change core organizing factors in both the self and key relationships.

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What is Emotionally Focused Therapy (or EFT)?

Q: What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and how can it help me?

A: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) uses relaxing eye movements and a technique called voluntary memory/image replacement to change the way in which the negative images are stored in the brain. The treatment is grounded in well-established psychotherapy techniques, and the end result is that traumas and difficult life experiences will no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions. Importantly, clients do not even have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery. 

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The Power of Eye Movements: The ART of Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Q: What is my involvement in my child/teen's counselling?

A: You as the parent play a critical role in your child/teen’s counselling. It is important for me to understand what is going on with your young person from your point of view and to hear your observations and perspectives. You also can help with implementing some changes in the home environment and supporting the plans agreed on with your child in the therapy session.

Q: How can you help my teen?

A: I help children/teens who want to be confident and happy but feel weighed down by anxiety, stress, and depression. Kids/teens come to me because they are dealing with: self-esteem issues, relationship problems, school refusal, bullying, suicidal ideation, addiction, grief, family conflict, cutting/ self-harm and identity concerns.     

I help young people by building a therapeutic relationship with them and seeking to understand the problem from their point of view. I also include the perspective and observations from the parent(s). Once I have a full understanding of the issues, I work with the young person and parent(s) to build a individualized plan to address the specific concerns.  

Q: How long does therapy take?

A: Unfortunately, this is not possible to say without knowing your specific situation. It depends on many factors, such as the nature of the problem(s), motivation for change, the support available and the amount of understanding and insight one has into the problem, to name a few.

Q: Do I have coverage for services provided by an MSW?

A: Yes, many extended health care plans, such as Blue Cross, provide some coverage for fees.  You may want to call them ahead of time and ask questions such as:   

How many sessions per year does my insurance cover?   

What is the coverage amount per session?