Servicing Port Perry, the Durham region and surrounding areas

Therapies

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy

is a method of therapy that attempts to separate the young person from their problem. It encourages clients to rely on their own skill sets to minimize the problems that exist in their everyday lives and It holds the belief that one’s identity is formed by one’s experiences or narratives. Since the problem is seen as separate from the child or youth, a therapist can help to externalize sensitive issues.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

is a type of psycho-therapeutic treatment that helps clients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of difficulties including phobias, addictions, depression and anxiety. It is typically short-term and focuses on helping clients deal with a very specific problem. During the course of treatment, children and youth learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

is a specific type of cognitive behavioural therapy. This approach is best suited for youth who are prone to react in a more intense way toward certain emotional situations, primarily found in family and friend relationships. In these situations, emotional arousal levels can increase more quickly than usual and it can take a significant amount of time for the young person to calm down. DBT is a method for teaching skills that help the individual cope with the mood swings associated with these sudden, intense surges of emotion.

Play Therapy

is generally employed with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, therapist-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others.

Play Therapy
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness means living in the moment. It is a state of active, open attention and focuses on the present moment in time. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, with acceptance rather than judging them as good or bad. This technique is helpful in the treatment of anxiety and depression.

Speech Therapy

Most of us take our ability to communicate for granted. It is estimated that between 10 to 20% of children have difficulty developing speech and language skills. Speech and language pathologists Port Perry, such as Access Psychology, facilitate the development of oral communication which is necessary for children to acquire reading and writing skills. Frustration is often observed in children who have difficulty speaking and understanding and can result in behavioral challenges.

Speech Therapy
Issues Addressed Include

Issues Addressed Include

  • Speech-language Difficulties
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Adjustment to Separation/Divorce
  • Blended Families
  • Bullying
  • Weak Social Skills
  • Body Image/Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Selective Mutism