Cognitive behaviour therapy

CBT Helps You Challenge Thoughts, Beliefs and Attitudes 

CBT Therapy In Kitchener Waterloo

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Brain, CBT

Our thoughts about a past experience or current event have a substantial impact on the emotional, behavioural and physical reaction we have to it.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT Therapy) is a mental health therapy focused on challenging ‘cognitive distortions’ to understand negative thought patterns and build coping strategies for current problems. 

CBT will give you the tools and teach you methods and skills that have been clinically proven to be helpful for a wide range of day to day and longer term mental health challenges.  

The skills developed with your Cognitive behaviour therapist will help you handle stress and anxiety (or worry) better, increase confidence, improve inter-personal relationships and become less fearful.

CBT Therapy - Proven Effective Therapy for a very wide range of mental health challenges

CBT Therapy Challenges Our Thoughts, Beliefs And Attitudes

How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Works

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy teaches you to be aware of how triggers in your environment impact your thoughts, physical reactions, moods and behaviours. 

All 5 elements are interconnected and each part will influence other aspects of our life.  Gaining an understanding of how these different parts interact will play a significant role in understanding our problems and the influence we have on each element.

CBT helps break down overwhelming problems into smaller parts to both help understand and confront challenges.  

Even minor improvements in any of these elements play a large role in influencing positive change in other areas.

The CBT Therapist’s role is to help you develop effective strategies and coping mechanisms to reduce or eliminate symptoms of distress.  Outside of therapy you would have the tools needed to manage your symptoms or distress.

Although Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is very effective for a majority of mental health challenges, other therapies such as EMDR Therapy can be utilized for issues such as trauma and Dialectical Behaviour therapy (a sub-set of CBT Therapy) can be used for more complex issues such as Borderline Personality Disorder. 

What’s the difference between CBT and DBT Therapy?

In-between therapy sessions your therapist may assign you CBT Therapy homework, where you put into practice and develop some of the skills you have learned to propel yourself to the change you are looking for.

What Does A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Session Look Like?

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"CBT focuses on the here-and-now—on the problems that come up in day-to-day life. CBT helps people to examine how they make sense of what is happening around them and how these perceptions affect the way they feel"
"In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications."

How Can Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Help?

CBT is a problem focused practical psychotherapy designed to help address mental health issues in an effective manner.  Multiple studies have found CBT therapy to be highly effective in managing symptoms from a multitude of common mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety etc.  

By becoming aware of your ‘automatic thoughts’, attitudes and beliefs during stressful or triggering situations, you can learn to change how you feel, think and act to various situations.  Learning the tools of CBT will help you in your day to day life, not only during the course of your therapy, but through the future.

Cognitive behaviour therapy - before, fear example
Mind Over Mood (C. Padesky PhD, D. Greenberger PhD), 2016
Cognitive behaviour therapy - after, fear example
Mind Over Mood (C. Padesky PhD, D. Greenberger PhD), 2016

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Amy - Clinical social worker MSW RSW

Amy King

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

Whatever your goal for therapy, Amy’s down to earth, client-centered, collaborative approach will help you work through the changes that you want to bring to your life, while developing deeper insight and strengthening resilience.

Therapist, Counselor, Megan Hendry, MSW RSW

Megan Hendry

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist


Megan is deeply honoured and grateful to have the beautiful opportunity to walk alongside and support her clients as they face some of life’s gravest obstacles, and help to promote healing and lasting change within their lives

Therapist, Counselor, RSW, Trillium Counselling, Psychotherapist, Caroline Brousseau

Caroline Brousseau

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

I will help you feel proud to be who you are, and work towards a solution that is adapted to your own specific personality, values and dreams

Psychotherapist - Bradley Vasquez

Bradley Vasquez

MA, RP
Registered Psychotherapist


Brad believes that people are capable for change and have the strength to do so within themselves. He is thankful for the opportunity to work with clients in achieving their goals and supporting them throughout their journey

Therapist, Counselor, Milena Urbanajc, MSW RSW

Milena Urbanajc

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist


We all aim to live life to the fullest, but sometimes there is something that may be holding us back, and this is what we aim to work out in therapy

kitchener waterloo Therapist, Counsellor, samantha, CBT Therapist, EMDR therapist

Samantha Kittell

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

I believe in the transformative power of therapy to create positive change and restore hope. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space where individuals feel seen, heard, and supported on their path toward healing and self-discovery.

Therapist, Counselor, Katelyn Regier, MSW RSW

Katelyn Regier

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

I strongly believe that everyone has the capacity for change already within themselves – I aim to empower individuals towards their unique goals in ways that are meaningful to the life they want to live

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Melanie Baker, MSW RSW

Melanie Baker

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist


My goal is to support the person you are today in the process of becoming who you want to be—and maybe, rediscovering who you always were. I believe that when we make space for difficult things, we create room for change, growth, and joy.

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Megan Pass MSW RSW

Megan Pass

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist


It is an honor to be in a position to support and empower people when they are vulnerable by helping them recognize their own strengths and teach healthy coping skills

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Kait Stamcos, MSW RSW

Kait Stamcos

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

Kait's commitment to tailoring approaches to each client ensures a personalized therapeutic experience, fostering growth and resilience

Registered Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Brianna Comeau, MSW RSW

Brianna Comeau

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker,
Psychotherapist

I am passionate about empowering clients to embark on a journey of self-discovery, helping them navigate their innermost aspirations, and working together in a collaborative partnership towards meaningful personal growth

Registered Psychotherapist, Counselor, Catherine Lynn Roach, RP

Catherine Lynn Roach

RP, MACP
Registered Psychotherapist

My goal as a therapist is to help my client’s reach the goals that are important to them. I am passionate about helping my clients feel safe enough to explore their concerns and how together we can achieve their goals

Therapist - Devon Jorge

Devon Jorge

MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Clinical Director

My passion for truly understanding people’s personal experiences, feelings and their challenges go back as far as I can remember, and allows me to provide the best support possible during times of need

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Amy King - MSW RSW

Amy is a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW, as well as a member of the OASW. She completed her Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Montreal and also holds an MA in political science as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language & Literature and Philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University. Amy completed an additional post-graduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University.