All of the psychologists at Southport Psychology have had years of advanced study and clinical experience. Our main therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is a proven gold-standard treatment for a wide range of issues. We also incorporate a variety of other treatment strategies when appropriate, in order to create a therapeutic plan customized to the unique needs of each client. We believe it is important to work with you collaboratively, to create a treatment plan that fits your goals and builds on your strengths.
The effectiveness of CBT is demonstrated by decades of research and refinement. It is a leading treatment approach for many disorders, including:
Trauma and PTSD
Chronic pain and other physical health conditions. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the relationships between our thoughts (cognitions), our emotions, and our physical responses. For example: if a friend suddenly cancels your dinner plans without explanation, you might have a variety of different emotional reactions depending on the reasons you imagine for the cancellation. If you suspect that he is cancelling because he is sick or injured, then you will probably feel concern and understanding. If you believe he is cancelling because he doesn’t value your time or friendship, then you will probably feel hurt and angry. Can you imagine other ways to think about the situation? There are a variety of interpretations, and our automatic reactions may not always be accurate or helpful. Learning to recognize your own unhelpful patterns of negative cognitions and behavior will allow you to develop healthier ways of thinking and responding in difficult situations.
Using our expertise in CBT, the psychologists at Southport Psychology in Calgary AB can help you approach and respond to challenges in ways that are healthier and more helpful for your state of mind. Call us today to make an appointment and see how we can help you create the life you want.
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