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Specialities & Approaches

"We can build only on strength, not on weakness."
Rudolf Dreikurs
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     Life Beyond Black & White   

     Embrace The Gray    


  • Anxiety

  • Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Social Anxiety (Excessive Shyness; Selective Mutism)

  • School Anxiety or Refusal

  • Addictive Behaviours

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Eating Disorders

  • Depression

  • Self-Harm behaviours

  • Lack of Self-esteem

  • PTSD

  • Complex Trauma/Developmental Trauma

  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Phobias (specific fears)

  • Insomnia

  • Anger

  • Loss and grief

  • Preparing a child for the death of a loved one

  • Helping a child process the death of a loved one​​

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)


What psychological treatment will work best for me?
Learn more about different treatments and how they work.

There are so many different therapy approaches, and it can be difficult to determine which treatment might best suit the client's needs. Some treatments have undergone extensive scientific investigations in clinical trial studies and have been found to be effective. However, it is important to know that none of these therapeutic options effectively treat everyone or every problem. Everyone's unique, with different strengths and needs. Our psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors at MentalOptimist are qualified and knowledgeable in offering types of psychological treatments.

Below is a list of some of the scientific, evidence-based psychological treatments available at our Clinic along with the focus of the treatment approach:

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cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy


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Schema Therapy (ST)

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Mindfulness-Based Therapies



Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)


Exposure Therapy

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Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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Ego State Therapy

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Internal Family Systems (IFS)

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