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Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Motivational Interviewing Montreal

What is Motivational Interviewing? Motivational interviewing (MI) is a method of counselling that helps people to get in touch with their personal reasons for wanting to change a particular behaviour, in order to increase their intrinsic desire to change. By helping clients sort through their feelings of ambivalence, they can feel more committed to changing…

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Montreal

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy? Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy that was originally developed to treat people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  However, you do not need to have a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder in order to benefit from this type of therapy. By balancing both acceptance and change,…

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness Montreal

What is Mindfulness? When people hear the word mindfulness, they usually think of meditation. However, if you don’t like meditation, no worries! Meditation is just one of many ways that we can cultivate mindfulness. So, what is mindfulness? A psychological process that involves consciously paying attention to internal experiences (thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, urges, memories)…

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Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology Montreal

What is Positive Psychology? Positive Psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing. It compliments traditional theories of mental health by acknowledging that it’s not only important to address or fix problems, but also emphasize strengths (what’s good in a person), what makes life worth living, and what helps people flourish. Positive Psychology focuses on what can…

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Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy Montreal

What is Psychodynamic Therapy? Psychodynamic therapy focuses on helping clients gain awareness about unconscious processes.  Specifically, how feelings, impulses, and defense mechanisms may be influencing their present behaviours. It focuses on understanding how early experiences affect how we feel and relate to others today. By speaking about the past, people can become more aware of why they…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help you to cultivate a rich and meaningful life, by accepting what is beyond your control, and committing to actions that are in line with your values. ACT can help you to increase your psychological flexibility, allowing you to break free from patterns…

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