Therapeutic Approaches

Below you will find a partial list of all the therapeutic approaches employed by therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists working at the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

Therapeutic Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Art Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Play Based Therapy
Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy
Adolescents

This therapy is a mindfulness based therapy, and works to help you accept the difficulties that you experience throughout your lifetime by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. It focuses on:

Accepting your reactions and being present
Choosing a valued direction
Taking action.

For more information on ACT, please read this article on Psychology Today.

Here are the therapists that use this method in their practice:

MSW/RSW

Christina Hennelly

Master’s Practicum Student

Becca Litvak

 

This is a shorter-term form of therapy that focuses on adult relationships and the importance of forming secure bonds, or attachments. It supports you and your partner, or family member to develop greater trust in order to create more secure bonds that can lead to more satisfaction and happiness. (Psychology Today (2018) – Emotionally Focused Therapy)

For more information on EFT, please head to our FAQ section. Here are the therapists we have who use this in their practice:

RP

Eleanor Wright

Alyssa Strachan

Michael Chow

Pamela Loughton

Christina Droumtsekas RP(qualifying)

Master’s Practicum Student

Kelsey Mcgraw Yan

Mariah Story

Ruba Chihabi

Dean Sherk

Harmeet Kaur

 

This approach to therapy has been shown in more than 1,000 research studies to be effective for many different disorders and problems. It focuses on helping you notice, and recognize thought patterns that are no longer serving you, and gives you the tools to find a new way of processing those thoughts, and feelings.

Here are the therapists that are trained to use this technique:

MSWs

Chad Bouma

Yoke Kennedy

Lindsay Thompson

RPs

Pamela Loughton

Alyssa Strachan

Nicholas Balaisis

Eleanor Wright

Christina Droumtsekas (Qualifying)

Tracey Sebastian (Qualifying)

Master’s Practicum Student

Becca Litvak

Sarah Allen

Maria Arrieta

Alison Stanley

Erin Laughton

Harmeet Kaur

 

For more information on CBT, please head to our FAQ section

As mentioned in our Counselling Services section, art therapy is a way to make a connection between the artistic process, and the therapeutic process. It allows you to process thoughts and feelings without necessarily having to speak about them.

For more information on Art Therapy, please head to our FAQ section.

Here are our trained and qualifying Art Therapists:

Melanie Brakel, DTATI, RP

Christina Dromtsekas, DTATI, RP(Qualifying)

 

A technique that helps address traumatic, or troubling memories in a way that helps you process it, and leaves you without the intense emotional, and sometimes even physical response that can be associated with those traumatic memories. EMDR helps when you haven’t quite managed to commit an event to memory without the strong emotional response.

For more information on EMDR, please head to our FAQ section.

Here are the therapists that are trained to use EMDR in their practice:

MSW, RSW
Yoke Kennedy
Anne Schnarr

 

As mentioned in our Counselling Services section, play based therapy allows children to communicate in the language that they are most fluent in – play! It helps them work through thoughts, feelings, and events that they find difficult, without having to talk about it directly.

For more information on Play Therapy, please head to our FAQ section.

Here are the therapists that offer Play Based Therapy:

Registered Psychotherapist

Alyssa Strachan

 

Therapists working from a spiritually integrated psychotherapy approach use their training in evidence-based psychotherapy approaches recognizing the importance of spiritual and religious resources in the healing and change process. They are open to integrating these resources into their work with you and supporting you to identify and use resources that are helpful. This can include: reading of sacred texts, listening to music, meditation, prayer, walking, artistic expression, and writing to name a few. These resources can be important supports for you as you address the concerns that bring you to therapy. For someone who might not have a religious or spiritual affiliation it might still be important to explore questions of meaning and purpose.. Our therapists are open to work with you recognizing that making sense out of your experiences can be an important part of the healing and change process. It is important to note that our therapists never impose a particular religious or spiritual approach but rather are interested in accompanying you as you work with or explore what is meaningful for you. See our FAQ section.

MSW/RSW

Anne Schnarr

Christina Hennelly

RP

Michael Chow

Pamela Loughton 

Eleanor Wright 

Ala’ Al-Thibeh

RP (Qualifying)

Tracey Sebastian 

Master’s Practicum Student 

Sarah Allen 

Ruba Chihabi 

Alison Stanley 

Erin Laughton 

Harmeet Kaur

 

 

Jungian Analysis focuses on becoming aware of and making sense of the unconscious part of your psyche that relates to your present and past symptoms and difficulties, but that also offers you wisdom and direction for the future. Through this encounter with the unconscious and subsequent enlarging of conscious awareness, you are able to ‘remove obstacles’ and expand your knowledge; self-love and strength increases. You are enabled to connect with a new way of healing and to find and follow your own individual path in life.

” As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.” Carl Jung

For more information on Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy, please head to our FAQ section.

Here is our therapist who has training in Jungian Analytic Psychotherapy:

Anne Schnarr, MSW, RSW, CPT-S, Jungian Psychoanalyst

Individual Adolescent Therapy

Therapy for teens can use different approaches, the most common being talk therapy, or Art Therapy. Therapists are trained and sensitive to the concerns of teenagers. and will work with you to address the challenges that bring you to therapy.

Here are our therapists who work with adolescents:

MSW

Chad Bouma  

Yoke Kennedy 

RP

Ala’ Al-Thibeh

Alyssa Strachan 

Pamela Loughton 

Eleanor Wright 

Melanie Brakel 

Master’s Practicum Student

Harmeet Kaur

Becca Litvak 

Kelsy McGraw-Yan 

Sarah Allen 

Mariah Story

Alison Stanley