FIRST STEPS: SINGLE SESSION PSYCHOTHERAPY
What are First Steps sessions?
These 2 hour sessions each have a primary focus: anxiety, depression, stress, behavioural change. They are designed to promote understanding, acceptance and management of emotional distress for improved coping.
Who might benefit?
Individuals who want to explore what psychological intervention can do for them, without committing to multiple sessions. Individuals who have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression or stress disorders Individuals wanting to begin the difficult task of habit change. Individuals who have limited funding for treatment.
What are the expected outcomes?
Participants will acquire intervention skills for immediate use. Participants will have information pertinent to choosing next step interventions.
What happens in the session?
Dr. Holt uses information and strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to enable participants to identify and practice appropriate coping skills. Participants are encouraged to share concerns, but these sessions are not intended for extensive disclosure or emotional communication. The focus is on skill building and supporting initial steps in reducing distress and enhancing well-being.
How are the sessions organized?
THE RECOVERY FROM BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Expressing the feelings of loss, anger and sadness that accompany grief can help heal the pain. Acceptance and non-judgemental listening from others who are grieving can facilitate understanding and resolution. The Recovery from Bereavement Group is a psychotherapy intervention that provides a forum for working through the journey of grief.
The group meets for 6, one and a half hour sessions, with extension to 10 sessions available if requested. Each group has a maximum of 5 participants and is led by Psychologist, Dr. Julia Holt.
What to expect in Group:
To join this recovery group, please call Dr. Holt at 902-405-8329 or 1-855-405-8329.
The cost for 6 sessions is $450 ($75 per session). Receipts for individual sessions are provided.
ANXIETY RELIEF PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
This six-week program teaches cognitive and behavioural strategies to reduce symptoms of anxiety disorders and help resolve issues that promote anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
A maximum of six women participants are matched, as far as possible, for similarity of presenting problems and each group is tailored to meet the needs of the specific women involved.
The group meets for a weekly, 1.5 hour session
This is a structured program with each session having an agenda:
No one is asked to speak or to disclose anything she prefers to keep private. Written communication with Dr. Holt is encouraged at each session.
Referrals may be made by Health Care professionals.
Self referrals are very welcome.
For further information and registration, please contact us.