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Our Modalities

At FreeMind, we offer a diverse range of therapeutic modalities to provide the best possible treatment. We are collaborative in our approach and here as a team to help you find the best match in a therapist, but also the most fitting approach to your care. 

Contact our Clinic Coordinator for help on what might be the best approach for you. Or check out our team page to find a therapist you feel most connected with, then book a free consultation to learn more.

EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that enables people to heal quickly from troubling events or distress. EMDR therapy involves a process in the brain that responds to eye movement. When moving the eyes left to right, over and over, while thinking about the troubling issue, the brain re-processes the problem or event to where there can be neutrality and healing. To learn more about EMDR, check out our page here.

EMDR

Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is a short-term therapeutic method designed for issues such as sexual trauma, PTSD, and phobias.  However, it can also be effective for other issues like anxiety, and entrepreneurial challenges too. Addressing both conscious and subconscious aspects of the mind, RRT is a unique treatment that integrates psychological, philosophical, and neurological themes with a variety of evidence-based treatment techniques. It has the potential to have a highly positive impact on your trauma, mental health, or emotional concerns. Conducted in 1-5 sessions per issue, it combines longer intensive sessions with shorter follow-ups, to create lasting change at the deepest level of mind. To learn more, check out our page on Rapid Resolution Therapy.

Rapid Resolution Therapy

Somatic therapy is a type of gentle psychotherapy that utilizes the body as a tool to explore deep emotions, belief systems, and even traumas. Somatic Therapy focuses on the connection between suppressed emotions, trauma, and physical sensations, using the body as a resource for exploration. Somatic therapy follows the idea that emotions become trapped in the body when they aren’t processed. It places importance on what we experience in both the mind and the body, while traditional talk therapy focuses more on thought processes and behaviors. To learn more about Somatic Therapy, check out our page here.

Counselling at FreeMind Therapy

Affirming and supportive care with LGBTQ counselling, creating a safe space to navigate unique challenges. While our providers who provide queer-competent counselling may or may not be LGTBQ+, they have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and some have made it their specialty.  To learn more, check out our page here.

LGBTQ Counselling

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) can be used on its’ own, or as a way to enhance other therapy approaches. SFBT is a short-term method that aims to address very specific goals or issues in therapy. It emphasizes both present and future goals, collaborating with clients to find practical solutions and build on existing skills. It combines positive psychology, uses a strengths-based approach and assists clients to create change by building solutions rather than concentrating on the problem. Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices SFBT.

Solution Focused Therapy

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) strives to enhance communication, fortify family connections, and foster emotional well-being by acknowledging and addressing the emotional needs of each family member. It delves into family dynamics, seeking to heal emotional wounds and reinforce bonds within the family unit. Through this therapeutic approach, families are guided in navigating challenges, establishing resilience, and attaining a more emotionally supportive and cohesive environment. EFFT proves invaluable in assisting families to negotiate difficulties, build resilience, and foster a harmonious and emotionally supportive atmosphere. Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices EFFT.

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

The Gottman Method of couples therapy is based on considerable research, teaching couples skills and practices to increase and improve communication and intimacy. Grounded in extensive study, it provides couples with skills and techniques to improve communication and enhance intimacy. The goals of this method are to lower and remove conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy and respect, and remove barriers that are made in the relationship (Gottman Institute, 2021). This therapeutic technique is intended to assist relationships at every stage, regardless of sexuality, color, or cultural identity. Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices the Gottman Method..

Gottman Method (Couples therapy)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the most popular and well-known types of therapy. It focuses on changing both thinking and behavioral patterns for positive transformation. It focuses on helping identify and change those automatic destructive thought patterns and behaviors. These can create mental blocks preventing us from achieving certain goals, which can exaggerate our emotions and cause us to feel anxiety and depression. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy brings heightened awareness of those negative processes and builds tangible skills to tackle them head on. Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices CBT.

Sexual Assault Counselling

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) therapeutic approach is designed to support children, adolescents, and parents in navigating trauma-related difficulties within the family. This short-term intervention aims to alleviate symptoms associated with PTSD, including guilt, anger, depression, and disruptive behavior. Specifically designed to address trauma experienced by children, this model actively engages both the parent and child in practicing its components, fostering collaborative efforts to enhance trauma symptom improvement. Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices TF-CBT.

Trauma therapy

Tailored for individuals coping with PTSD, and utilized heavily in the military, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) instructs participants in transforming distressing thoughts linked to traumatic experiences. CPT emphasizes the modification of unhelpful beliefs associated with these traumas, thereby diminishing the adverse effects on individuals’ lives. CPT serves as a tool to break free from the grip of persistent thoughts and emotions tied to traumatic events, promoting a path toward healing and resilience. Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices CPT.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

An evidence-based talk therapy that helps individuals learn new skills to process difficult feelings and to build meaningful lives that feel worth living. DBT helps you understand and accept your difficult feelings and emotions. Your therapist will encourage you and help you make positive changes in your life and relationships with DBT. It can be useful for many mental health issues. Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices DBT.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at FreeMind Therapy

Mindfulness is a type of talk therapy that involves learning to be aware of internal and external experiences. The philosophy behind mindfulness provides a nonjudgmental space to accept and navigate challenges. It incorporates the awareness of thoughts, situations, and emotions, and teaches you to be present, so that the mind can stop entertaining things that are unproductive or painful. This increased awareness has the goal of helping you avoid more negative patterns and destructive habits. Mindfulness is often integrated into other therapeutic approaches as a way to enhance emotional well-being, reduce stress, and promote overall mental health. Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices Mindfulness.

women practicing mindfulness to conquer anxiety

Person-Centered Therapy is a nondirective talk therapy where you as the client take the lead in each session, and the therapist provides support and guidance. This approach offers additional support for the situations you may be facing, while also emphasizing your capability to resolve them independently. Focused entirely on your needs, it serves as a space free from judgment and surrounded by empathy. The therapist is honest and open, and a client’s unique experiences, viewpoints, and self-discovery influence the therapy process. All therapists at FreeMind are trained in Person-Centered Therapy – simply request this approach when you meet with your therapist.

Person Centered Therapy

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) centres on embracing and managing negative thoughts and circumstances, while promoting a commitment to healthy activities. It guides individuals in accepting challenging thoughts and feelings without attempting to avoid specific experiences. The objective of ACT is to diminish the effort to control these experiences and enhance engagement in life activities that hold personal meaning for you. ACT can be very helpful for a wide variety of mental health conditions, including relapse prevention.

Narrative Therapy is a compassionate approach to counseling and places individuals at the center of their own lives. Individuals tend to feel more empowered to make changes in their behavior and thought patterns because the approach allows some distance from the problems they are facing.  Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices Narrative Therapy.

Exposure Therapy is the gradual exposure to feared objects or situations, to reduce fear over time.  It is effective in treating conditions like phobias, fears, PTSD, and panic disorder. The exposure to the feared situations, objects, or activities can be done by visualization and imagery, or in real life, within a safe, supported virtual environment with your therapist. Connect with our Clinic Coordinator to be matched with a therapist who practices Exposure Therapy.

Exposure Therapy

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