APPROACH TO COUNSELLING
Mental health concerns can affect how children manage their emotions, behave, and learn. Counselling can help them with a variety of issues. At Threshold Psychology, we tend to use a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) approach that focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect feelings and behaviour.
CBT is a practical, short-term form of psychotherapy. designed to help people recognize unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and learn how to change them. Therapy focuses on the present and the future, rather than on the past. CBT focuses on how thoughts and emotions affect behavior. Your child doesn’t need to have a diagnosed mental health condition to benefit from CBT.
Counselling usually involves an agreed upon goal and a set number of sessions. The psychologist will help your child learn to replace negative thought patterns with more productive ones. Through role-playing and other methods, your child can practice alternate ways of handling stressful situations.
CBT for kids has practical everyday applications. Discovering new ways of looking at things helps a child learn how to respond differently and improve stressful situations. This type of therapy can also give your child realistic strategies to improve their lives in the here and now. Once these strategies become habit, the new skills can follow them throughout their lives.
CBT involves a structured approach to solving problems in a specified number of sessions. It can be as few as six sessions or as many as 20 or more, depending on the child and the particular goals.
Research shows that CBT can support people with anxiety, depression, and various other health conditions.
Fees for counselling are $210 per hour which can be direct billed most of the time if you have medical insurance coverage. Most clients will come for counselling once every two weeks.