Behavior Therapy

‘Give a man a fish feed him for a day; Teach a man how to fish and feed him for a lifetime’   Behavior therapy – also referred to as “behavioral therapy”, “behavior modification” or “applied behavior analysis” – is a form of psychotherapy that involves reducing or eliminating behaviors and habits that are destructive, unhealthy, or undesirable and learning or increasing more appropriate behaviors. People learn to be anxious, compulsive, or inattentive. Yes, that’s true. We are all shaped or “conditioned” by our environment, by the people around us, and their behavior towards us or each other. We tend…

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Fear Therapy? Group Therapy might just be the thing for you!

Meeting other people who are dealing with something similar and hearing their story has always had a very comforting effect. It not only lets people know that they’re not alone, but also gives them a broader perspective on the issue they are facing. Things like depression or bereavement can be really isolating and make you feel like you’re facing the world alone. Group counselling can be a good way of getting over those feelings of isolation, and realizing there are other people in the same boat. It can also be easier to talk to people who share the same issue.…

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Feel Overly Anxious? Watch out for these 5 signs of Anxiety Disorder!

Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.   Anxiety Disorder: A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.   Anxiety is good in very small doses. However, the distinction between anxiety disorders and “normal” anxiety isn’t always clear, which misleads us into thinking “It’s okay, it’s just normal human behavior”. No, it isn’t.   How can you tell if your ‘normal’ anxiety has crossed the line to  become a disorder? It’s not easy. Anxiety comes in many forms—panic attacks,…

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