therapy banner

Therapy Services

Family Therapy

family therapy

Family members are interconnected and interdependent parts of a system; constantly interacting with and affecting one another. When there is a change in one member of the family, others in the family system also are affected. Family therapy helps you understand the source of your difficulties, learn new ways of relating to one another, and new ways of solving problems that can be applied at home. This leads to improved communication, less conflict and improved relationships between family members.

Adolescent Therapy

adolecent therapy

As children start their transition into adulthood, it is common for their moods, behaviours and relationships to change as they begin to form their identities by exploring new ideas, roles, friendships, and activities. Although this is an exciting time, it can also be stressful and disorienting, leaving some teenagers feeling sad, angry or overwhelmed. It’s not uncommon for adolescents to need help dealing with relationships, emotions, family problems or school stress.

Teens do not engage in therapy the same way adults do. Often they are hesitant to talk about their feelings and resist the influence of adults. They just want to talk in a normal, natural way and respond well to active, authentic and respectful conversations. Meeting adolescents where they are at and trying to understand their perspective as best we can helps the therapists at Paradigm Psychology form collaborative and supportive relationships that are the basis for positive change.

Child Therapy

Sad boy Photo

There are many reasons children may need or could benefit from therapy. Sometimes children don’t know how to articulate their thoughts and feelings, and you may not know exactly what is wrong. If you have concerns about your child’s well-being—whether it’s from a social, emotional, behavioural, or cognitive perspective, we are here to help. Our psychologists have expertise treating a wide range of children’s mental health issues, including: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder, behavioural issues, bullying, sadness, depression, anxiety, impulse control problems, anger management difficultes, school concerns, and family relationship challenges.  

 

Individual Therapy

therapy individual

Therapy provides an opportunity for healing, growth and change. Perhaps you already have an idea of what you need help with or maybe things just aren’t working for you and you’re not sure why. Therapy can help you get a clearer picture of what’s going on, find hope, learn ways to overcome or manage symptoms, improve your relationships and restore a sense of well-being.

There are many different approaches to therapy. We combine a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, depending on what challenges you are trying to overcome. Different types of therapy work for different people, and part of our job as your therapist is to tailor therapy to work for you. Building on a framework of warmth, empathy and support, our therapeutic relationship will provide a springboard for meaningful and lasting change.