Cognitive and behavioral therapy

  • Our primary approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which is scientifically recognized for its therapeutic effectiveness in the treatment of anxiety disorders and other psychological problems.
  • CBT is structured for short and medium-term therapy. Many people will experience significant results between the 6th and the 20th meeting. However, the length of the therapy can depend on the severity of the symptoms and the number of difficulties.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy provides a simple model for understanding human experience. This approach helps clients to modify the thoughts and behaviors that serve to maintain their anxiety and emotional distress.
  • CBT provides tools and concrete interventions to support recovery. This approach also utilises the development of competences and new skills which assist one in coping with difficulties.
  • In addition, CBT is an interactive and directive approach that involves the client in the process. The psychologist may propose exercises and readings to be used at home. These home exercises enable the integration of skills taught during therapy sessions. In general, this homework will enable clients to make progress more quickly and will increase their feelings of effectiveness in coping with their difficulties.
  • Our psychologists also teach strategies in managing anxiety such as relaxation techniques and EMDR. Other complementary therapeutic approaches may be used in order to increase the therapeutic effectiveness depending on the presenting problems.