Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT therapy in Toronto and Vancouver that is scientifically proven to support your mental health

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Strategies for managing your mental health, when your therapist isn’t around

Sometimes, life happens and you need strategies to support yourself until you can seek professional help. CBT is just that, a psychological technique that teaches you coping skills for real life.

What CBT therapy does is focus on unhealthy thought patterns and learned behaviours that our negative thought patterns often stem from. By focusing on the root of the mental health problem CBT can help retrain the brain in a way that is more conducive to a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Due to overwhelming positive research CBT is often used successfully to support folks with depression, anxiety, substance use problems, relationship problems, eating disorders, and even severe mental illness.

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Treatment strategies and how CBT helps

CBT therapy typically focuses on changing thinking patterns and modifying behaviours.

Changing Thinking Patterns

The first step is to always recognize your challenging thought patterns and then working with your therapist to develop problem-solving skills to navigate life's challenges.

Modifying Behavior

Through CBT, you are encouraged to confront your fears instead of avoiding them. For example, when walking into a potentially stressful situation, CBT promotes role play and  mindfulness to calm your mind and body so that you feel more prepared to deal with problematic interactions.
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How we can help

Central to CBT is the belief in empowering individuals to become their own therapists. While there are specific CBT techniques and strategies, CBT isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, you’ll work closely with your Phare therapist to collaborate and tailor your experience to suit your specific needs and circumstances. Through in-session exercises and homework assignments, you’ll learn invaluable coping skills to navigate your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours more effectively.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is CBT effective?

Yes! CBT has been proven effective through numerous research studies. In many cases, CBT has been found to be as effective as, or even more effective than, other forms of therapy or medication.

Is CBT covered by insurance?

Phare accepts many health insurance plans (including college plans), but coverage varies depending on your specific plan and provider. We suggest you check in with your insurance company to understand your coverage options before beginning therapy.

Can I use CBT techniques on my own?

While working with a trained therapist is often the most effective way to learn and implement CBT techniques, many self-help resources and workbooks are available for individuals interested in practising CBT skills on their own. However, we do recommend seeking guidance from a qualified therapist to get started.

Is CBT suitable for everyone?

While CBT is highly effective for many people, it may not be the best approach for everyone or every situation. We offer a free 20 min intake call to help you assess which counsellor and therapy style would be best for your specific needs.

How long does CBT take to work?

t really depends on the person. Some people may experience significant improvement in a relatively short period, while others may require longer-term treatment. Generally, CBT is considered a short-term therapy, with most treatment plans lasting anywhere from 6 to 20 sessions.

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