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Treatment that works for you

First and foremost, Emerald Light Psychology offers a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment for clients from diverse backgrounds. We work with clients to identify treatment goals and develop a personalized treatment plan. Emerald Light Psychology provides psychological assessments and treatments based on current research and standards of clinical practice. All services are confidential.

What is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

  1. CBT emphasizes the connection between your thoughts, behaviours, emotions, and physical symptoms.

  2. CBT focuses on the present; specifically, what is currently bothering you and what might be maintaining these difficulties.

  3. CBT is an active form of therapy. You will learn and practice skills to manage these difficulties both in and between sessions.

CBT is known as the gold-standard psychological treatment as it has been shown to be effective in the treatment of several mental health conditions and concerns, including: eating disorders; anxiety disorders; depression and bipolar disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder; body dysmorphic disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and insomnia. 

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?

DBT skills are designed to address four challenging aspects of life: the ability to manage difficult emotions; the ability to be assertive and interpersonally skillful; the ability to tolerate distress; and the ability to be mindful and present in our lives. Learning DBT skills has been shown to be effective in the treatment of borderline personality disorder as well as several other emotional and behavioural difficulties. 

Individual Therapy

Emerald Light Psychology offers individual therapy to adults (ages 19 years and older) in the areas of expertise of our team members. Treatment goals and plans are personalized to your needs.

What to expect:

  • Book a free 30-minute consultation in order to meet the psychologist and discuss the difficulties you wish to address in psychotherapy.

  • Attend weekly or biweekly 50-minute one-on-one sessions. Depending on several factors, the length of therapy may range from short-term (4 to 6 sessions) to long-term (20+ sessions).

  • Practice strategies discussed in psychotherapy in between sessions.

  • Track your progress!

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couple therapy

Couple/Relationship Therapy

Emerald Light Psychology offers services to couples and other intimate relationship structures (e.g., open, ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous). Most often, partners wish to strengthen their relationship and improve satisfaction. On occasion, partners seek therapy to assist with decision-making regarding their relationship.

 

Common topics addressed in couple/relationship therapy include (but are not limited to):

  • Communication difficulties

  • Conflict resolution

  • Infidelity or breaches in trust

  • Intimacy

  • Sexual functioning and satisfaction

  • Adjustment to life events

  • Infertility

  • Separation or divorce

  • Partner violence

 

What to expect:

  • Book a free 30-minute consultation in order to meet the psychologist and discuss the difficulties you wish to address in couple/relationship therapy.

  • Attend a 90-minute assessment session where each partner will meet individually for 45 minutes with the therapist.

  • Attend weekly or biweekly 50-minute or 90-minute sessions with all partners. Depending on several factors, the length of therapy may range from short-term (4 to 6 sessions) to long-term (20+ sessions). 

  • Practice strategies discussed in psychotherapy in between sessions.

  • Track your progress!

Group Therapy

Group therapy presents many advantages, such as:

  1. The opportunity to learn from and share with other group members who understand and relate to your situation

  2. The opportunity to receive support and encouragement from other group members

  3. A more cost-effective option than individual therapy

Groups offered by Emerald Light Psychology include: 

The Journey From Pain to Pleasure: Overcoming Genito-Pelvic Pain

Managing Mood and Anxiety During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Book a free consultation to learn more about upcoming group therapy opportunities.

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psychological assessment

Adult Assessment

Psychodiagnostic assessments aim to identify psychological diagnoses and effective treatment plans.

What to expect:

  • Book a free 30-minute consultation in order to meet the psychologist and discuss your assessment needs.

  • Attend a 90-minute or 120-minute assessment session where you will complete a structured interview and symptom-related questionnaires.

  • Attend a 50-minute feedback session where you will receive diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations.

If requested, a report will be prepared detailing current and past psychological diagnoses and treatment recommendations.

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