West Island and Montreal Psychologist and Therapist

Assessments and Therapy for Individuals, Couples, Families, and Groups

Person-Centered Humanistic Therapy

Person-Centered Hmanistic

What is Person-Centered Humanistic Therapy? Person-Centered Therapy (also called Client-Centered Therapy) was developed by Carl Rogers as a way to help people not only reduce their distress, but to also grow and thrive. Instead of only focusing on symptom reduction, Person-Centered therapy focuses on helping people to self-actualize, or achieve their highest potential.  Person-Centered therapy…

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Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotion-Focused Therapy Montreal

What is Emotion-Focused Therapy? Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), is an empirically validated type of therapy that helps people to identify, experience, express, accept, regulate, understand, and transform a full range of emotions. It’s a therapeutic modality that works successfully in individual therapy, as well as with couples or families. Emotion-Focused Therapy helps people to break free…

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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP)

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Montreal

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) focuses on helping people to become more authentic in their relationships.  FAP also helps people to live more fully as the kind of person that they want to be. Core Principles of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Focus on the Here and Now.  For example, instead of discussing how your…

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Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy Montreal

What is Schema Therapy? Schema Therapy, also called Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy or Schema-Focused Therapy, helps people  identify and replace their maladaptive schemas with healthier ones. Schemas are self-defeating patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Schemas are thought to develop from unmet needs during early life, and become the lenses through which people view the world.…

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Mentalization-Based Therapy

Mentalization Based Therapy Montreal

What is Mentalization-Based Therapy? Mentalization-Based Therapy is an evidence based form of psychodynamic therapy. It was originally developed to help people with borderline personality disorder. Currently, it is used to help people with a variety of personality disorders. People with personality disorders are often stuck in habitual ways of perceiving. This means that they tend…

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Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Exposure And Response Prevention

What is Exposure and Response Prevention? Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), that was specifically developed to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD involves having intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses that one finds distressing. Typically people try to push these thoughts out of their mind, or perform an action…

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