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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Edmonton

Welcome to Virtuous Circle Counselling, your guiding light on the path to mental wellness through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Edmonton. Our dedicated team of therapists is committed to providing evidence-based CBT therapy to empower individuals to overcome challenges and lead fulfilling lives.

Our Edmonton Therapists

Justine Jacques Edmonton Therapist
Justine Jacques
MACP
Registered Provisional Psychologist/Therapist
Davinder Pandher, Registered Psychologist | Virtuous Circle Counselling
Davinder Pandher
MACP, DCP Candidate
Registered Psychologist/ Therapist

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a dynamic form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the interconnection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. At Virtuous Circle Counselling, our CBT therapy is grounded in the belief that our thoughts profoundly influence our feelings and actions. By identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and maladaptive behaviours, individuals can learn to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties more effectively.

What Are The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Edmonton?

CBT therapy offers a plethora of benefits for individuals grappling with stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. By learning to recognize and modify harmful thinking patterns, clients can experience improved mood, reduced stress, and enhanced problem-solving skills. Unlike traditional treatment approaches, CBT is flexible and adaptable to each individual’s unique circumstances, taking into account environmental factors, relationships, and life obligations.

What Conditions Are Treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a versatile therapeutic approach that has been proven effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions. At Virtuous Circle Counselling, our CBT therapy services are tailored to address various clinical issues, including but not limited to:

Anxiety Disorders

CBT can help individuals struggling with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). By identifying and challenging irrational thoughts and behaviours, CBT empowers individuals to manage anxiety symptoms more effectively.

Depression

CBT is widely recognized as a frontline treatment for depression. By targeting negative thought patterns and helping individuals develop adaptive coping strategies, CBT can alleviate depressive symptoms and improve overall mood.

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

CBT is highly effective in treating trauma-related conditions, including PTSD. Through techniques such as cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy, individuals can process traumatic experiences and reduce symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance.

Substance Abuse and Addiction

CBT is a cornerstone of addiction treatment programs, helping individuals identify and change the thoughts and behaviours that contribute to substance abuse. By fostering greater self-awareness and developing coping skills, CBT supports long-term recovery from addiction.

Eating Disorders

CBT is an evidence-based treatment for eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. By addressing distorted thoughts and beliefs about food, body image, and self-worth, CBT helps individuals develop a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.

Anger Management

CBT can be effective in helping individuals manage anger and aggression. By identifying triggers and developing alternative responses to provoking situations, CBT empowers individuals to express anger in constructive ways and improve interpersonal relationships.

Sleep Disorders

CBT techniques, such as cognitive restructuring and sleep hygiene education, can help individuals overcome insomnia and other sleep disorders. By addressing underlying thoughts and behaviours that contribute to sleep disturbances, CBT promotes healthier sleep patterns and improved overall well-being.

These are just a few examples of the many conditions that can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. At Virtuous Circle Counselling, our therapists are experienced in applying CBT techniques to address a diverse range of mental health challenges, helping clients achieve meaningful and lasting change in their lives.

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How a CBT Therapist in Edmonton Can Help You

Identify and Change Negative Thought Patterns

CBT therapy equips you with the tools to recognize and challenge harmful thinking patterns that contribute to emotional distress.

Develop Coping Skills

Through CBT techniques, you will learn practical strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and other challenges in your daily life.

Improve Mood and Lower Stress

CBT therapy empowers you to develop problem-solving skills and view issues as challenges rather than obstacles, leading to improved mood and reduced stress.

Address a Range of Clinical Issues

CBT therapy has demonstrated efficacy in treating various clinical issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, and anger management.

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What to Expect During CBT Sessions

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, CBT counselling sessions are designed to be collaborative and goal-focused. Your therapist will guide you through the process of identifying negative thought patterns and understanding their impact on your mood and behaviour. Together, you will work on developing practical coping skills and techniques to manage stress and anxiety effectively. Additionally, you will collaborate with your therapist to establish treatment goals tailored to your specific needs and track your progress over time.

Why Choose A CBT Therapist From Virtuous Circle Counselling?

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we pride ourselves on delivering compassionate and effective CBT therapy services. With a focus on empowering individuals to take control of their mental health, we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re grappling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, our CBT therapy can help you achieve lasting positive change.

Take the First Step towards a Healthier Relationship

Take the first step towards transforming your life with CBT therapy at Virtuous Circle Counselling in Edmonton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how CBT therapy can help you overcome challenges, improve your mood, and enhance your overall well-being.

Book Your Appointment Online

We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.