What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also known as counselling therapy or just therapy, is a practice of improving and enhancing your life through taking conscious control of your feelings, your thoughts and the associated behaviours (AKA your psychology).  

The improvement of your psychology happens with the help of trained psychotherapists. By becoming aware of, acknowledging and recognizing specific problems that are causing you grief or distress, you can then set detailed, outlined goals for how you want to improve these problems and ultimately how you envision yourself living your life to its full potential without those problems. One of our trained therapists will guide you step by step to ensure that you can reach these specific goals.

Psychotherapy is particularly effective for dealing with significant issues in your life such as, but not limited to: mental health problems or disorders, personal issues such as relationships, and any other issues in your life.  Additionally, as someone interested in achieving peak performance (for example in sports, academics or in any occupation) you can get guidance from our team of professionals to enhance your psychological make-up.

At Elumind, we specialize in many different forms of Psychotherapy including:

+ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

We all have negative thoughts or feelings. However, negative thoughts or feelings, if left untreated, can have destructive consequences on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological therapy that helps you understand how your thoughts and feelings about yourself and the outside world affect your behaviour. One of its main objectives is to enable you to detect your automatic thoughts and then alter patterns of thinking or behaviour that fuel the difficulties you experience in the present moment, so that you can change and improve the way you feel moving forward.

Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, we empower you to modify dysfunctional negative and abnormal mental beliefs and take control of your behaviour patterns and help you live a happier and more fulfilling life.

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+ Couples Therapy

Sometimes relationships do not go as planned; partners lose sight of what brought them together or why they are still in a relationship. Couples therapy or marriage therapy is a strategy that works to re-invigorate and re-engage couples with the love and passion they once had for each other.

At Elumind, our experts help you navigate your way through the struggles and difficulties, so you can create a more compassionate, fulfilling and sustainable relationship.

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+ Eye Movement Desensitization

Eye Movement Desensitization is an evidence-based and effective treatment that is used to address different psychological issues and to diminish negative feelings and disturbing emotions, especially those associated with traumatic events.

In particular, it is helpful in addressing past stressful situations and treating conditions such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Pain and Depression.

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+ Family Therapy

Our families can be a source of strength and support, but at times when conflict occurs for whatever reason, our families can become a source of distress for us. Family Therapy is a strategy that is designed to address different problems and conflicts that have arisen and are affecting the functioning and health of a family. Nearly all families experience levels of dysfunction at some point in life and all members of the family unit affect one another and shape each other on who they are and who they become, whether for the better or worse.

Given the complex connection and interdependency of members within a family, often such complexities result in differences and ultimately, conflicts. However, through therapy, it is possible for families to maintain and regain a sense of happiness and wholeness.

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+ Group Therapy

Group Therapy is an effective form of psychotherapy through which participants benefit from being part of a group of individuals that share common challenges and experiences.

Under the leadership of trained and compassionate therapists, you will work on improving your life, receive helpful feedback from other members and recognize that you are not alone in your journey.

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+ Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical Hypnosis (sometimes referred to as Hypnotherapy) is a psychotherapeutic technique that uses a strategy of relaxation and concentration to guide an individual into a state of extreme relaxation, known as a trance.

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+ Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a form of short-term therapy focused on improving communication patterns (or resolve interpersonal conflicts) as well as help relieve symptoms of depression. As an attachment-based therapy, IPT addresses relations between a depressed individual and his/her friends and family.

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+ Mindfulness-based Psychotherapies (MBCT and MBSR)

Mindfulness-based psychotherapies (MBSR: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction; MBCT: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) are psychotherapeutic approaches that combine processes of Cognitive Therapy with mindfulness to improve mood and long-term health.

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