Therapists also known as Psychotherapists, help you understand your thoughts, feelings and associations. It’s an effective way to turn daily frustration, confusion or unease into energy that works for you rather than against you. CARESPACE therapists are available both in-person at our Kitchener and Waterloo locations or online with TeleCARE.
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Therapists in Kitchener Waterloo
How Psychotherapy can help
Psychotherapy (also referred to as therapy) can help you gain clarity and understanding, explore your values and goals, develop better habits, recognize patterns, navigate difficult emotions, and build healthier relationships. If you feel emotionally overwhelmed or stuck in unhealthy cycles of behavior, therapy is an invaluable tool to break free from these issues and reset the course of your life for the better. Years of research have proven that psychotherapy is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, phobias, chronic stress, eating disorders and much more. Seeking counselling or therapy can be intimidating at first, but many clients ultimately report feeling empowered by the experience. So if you want to make positive changes in your life that you cannot achieve on your own—book a free first online appointment with a CARESPACE therapist today.
Applicable conditions include: Anxiety and stress, depression, dealing with trauma, grief therapy and bereavement counselling, relationship dynamics, family counselling, eating disorders, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, assertiveness training and more.
How psychotherapy is different at CARESPACE
Psychotherapy is a little different here. The CARESPACE therapists in Kitchener and Waterloo work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to create coordinated plans of care. One example of this is someone suffering from anxiety or depression and is having difficulty sleeping or experiencing changes in appetite. Where appropriate the therapist will in addition to talk-therapy, coordinate with a Naturopathic Doctor on the CARESPACE team who specializes in sleep and nutritional issues and together with the therapist they will develop an effective and aligned plan of care for faster and long-lasting results.
Get your very own health team
You can achieve your health goals at CARESPACE with your own personal well-trained and dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals that includes Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Kinesiologists, Dietitians, Fitness Trainers and trained Therapists who are registered Psychotherapists and Social Workers. They will work together to create your personalized comprehensive collaborative health plan to get you fast results.
Your choice of in-clinic or online
It’s your choice if you want to be treated online with TeleCARE or in-person at one of our clinics in Kitchener or Waterloo. With TeleCARE you can attend your appointment from the convenience of your computer, tablet or phone. It’s easy, effective and your first appointment is FREE.
We’re here for you day, evenings and weekends
CARESPACE makes achieving your health goals easy and accessible by offering extended clinic hours with day, evening, and weekend appointments. All are available both online and in-person at our clinics in Kitchener and Waterloo which are open:
- 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
- 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday
Your first online appointment is FREE.
Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online tod
Psychotherapy is also called talk therapy or counselling due to its purpose of talking to people with various mental health challenges and emotional hardships. It is also for people who have specific goals they want to achieve and want to explore the barriers that may be holding them back.
Psychotherapy can help to reduce or eliminate troubling symptoms to enable an improved sense of wellbeing and better navigate the day-to-day tasks of everyday life.
No matter who we are, we face challenges in life that can throw us off course. When you experience changes and difficult life experiences, you are not alone. Millions of people around the world are facing issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression.
By working with our psychotherapists in Kitchener Waterloo, you can mitigate the effects of these conditions. Imagine starting each day with a clear sense of purpose. Imagine responding with conviction when faced with difficult situations. People use psychotherapy to help them be better.
Counselling is a type of therapy in which a person can receive help to work through life’s challenges. It provides a non-judgemental space in which individuals can gain an understanding of their inner reality, express themselves honestly and openly, explore options for making changes, increase clarity, and find relief and comfort. People often seek counselling to address anxiety, depression, stress, grief, relationships problems and other life transitions. By engaging with the counsellor – usually in weekly or bi-weekly sessions – the client can develop better insight into their situation as well as learn new skills for addressing difficult emotions and resolving conflicts. Overall, counselling is about developing greater self-awareness that can help liberate us from our suffering.
Counselling services and psychotherapy are two distinct yet related practices. Counselling is typically focused on helping a person address an immediate issue, such as preparing for a job interview or addressing family dynamics; this process involves talking about present ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, and usually occurs over the course of several sessions. A Psychotherapist tends to explore in-depth issues from a person’s past experiences, with the goal of helping individuals identify patterns of behavior that may be holding them back from reaching their potential. As this process often reaches beyond the present situation, it tends to take longer than counselling. By providing insight into the origin of problems or personal conflicts, psychotherapy is effective in resolving issues that counselling may not have the time to do.
What is the best type of therapy? That depends. Just like human issues are diverse, psychotherapy has many facets. Psychotherapists may combine several approaches depending on a person’s circumstances and preferences. Below are the main approaches to psychotherapy today. The five main approaches to psychotherapy today are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Couples & Family Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach that helps a person link their thought patterns to how they feel and act. The CBT approach assists people who face issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an effective evidence-based cognitive therapy in which the therapist and client work with acceptance and change-oriented strategies. DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns.
Interpersonal Therapy is an approach that helps people to learn new methods of expressing their feelings. Interpersonal therapy helps people maintain healthy relationships in their lives.
Psychodynamic Therapy enables people to deal with past experiences that are influencing their thought and behavioral patterns. Identifying and dealing with these experiences may help a person address them and take better control of their lives.
Couples & Family Therapy helps couples or family members explore their feelings, understand one another, and build stronger relationships. Couples and family therapy helps families find a solution to their problems and break down communication barriers.
Psychotherapy has a variety of benefits that can help people make positive changes in their life. It can provide an insight into our behavior and understanding of thought processes, emotional regulation, and learning to cope with difficult situations. Psychotherapy allows us to explore topics we might not feel comfortable discussing with close friends or family. It is also beneficial because it offers a safe space, free from judgement, where we can express ourselves and initiate healthy conversations towards introspective growth. Through this therapeutic process, we gain greater self-awareness and better strategies for communicating our feelings. As a result, people learn problem-solving skills to better manage stress, develop relationships, improve moods, increase productivity and reduce unhealthy behaviors.
Psychotherapy is a powerful tool that can help many people improve their mental health, manage their emotions, and transform their lives. Through regular sessions with a psychotherapist, an individual can learn to identify and understand the underlying causes of their emotional distress. This knowledge can then be used to correct destructive patterns of thought and behavior as well as create new behaviors that lead to better health outcomes. In addition to providing insight through verbal communication, psychotherapy may also explore creativity through art or music therapy and mindfulness-based activities such as yoga or meditation. Ultimately, if done correctly, psychotherapy has the potential to equip individuals with the skills needed for lifelong emotional wellbeing.
Deciding to pursue psychotherapy can be a difficult decision and it’s important to note that it isn’t necessarily the right choice for everyone. However, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, unsure about how to approach certain life issues, or struggling with persistent mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, it may be worth considering. Talking with a professional who is trained and experienced in understanding mental health concerns can provide invaluable insight and support. There are many forms of therapy available today and finding the best fit for you could mean the difference between feeling stuck in your mental health struggles or having renewed hope and possibility for improvement.
You will be happier with your results and get the most out of your therapy when you show up ready to work on you. Showing up with an idea of what you would like to overcome in your life or simply improve on will help your therapist better support you. While trust takes time to build, the more open and honest you can be with your therapist the better they will be able to help you.
Psychotherapy can be an incredibly beneficial tool to gain insight and develop new strategies to address mental health issues. The purpose of psychotherapy is to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with the goal of improving quality of life. During psychotherapy sessions, you can expect your therapist to offer guidance while exploring the underlying causes of problems that are causing difficulty. Your therapist will likely help identify patterns in behavior or thought processes that may be contributing to distress and provide coping strategies to better manage challenges. While the road to personal growth requires hard work, it’s important to know that you have a compassionate therapist by your side offering motivation and support along the way.
Psychotherapy is a powerful tool used to improve mental and emotional wellbeing. Each person requires a unique kind of psychological healing, and the length of treatment can vary widely based on the severity of a person’s needs. Some people experience positive results in as little as one or two sessions while others might need years of therapy to heal deep rooted emotional issues. The process can be difficult and overwhelming but is ultimately worth the commitment required for achieving long lasting change. Research supports that psychotherapy offers strong and lasting benefits when it is tailored, individualized, and handled with care by experienced professionals.
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Salih Ada, MA, RP (Qualifying)
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Joe White, MA, MACP, RP
Courtney Johnston, BA, OCGC, MACP, RP (Qualifying)
Cortney Van Allen, BA, MA, RP, CCC
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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.
- 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
- 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday
CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Victoria North
1373 Victoria Street North, Unit 4A
Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3R6 →
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How TeleCARE online works
Who should use TeleCARE?
It’s your choice. Most CARESPACE services are available both in-person at our clinic or online with TeleCARE (with the exception of acupuncture and massage). TeleCARE is convenient, easy and and highly effective.
We recommend that all new clients have a FREE no-obligation TeleCARE visit before coming to the clinic to discuss your health goals and objectives.
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