Anxiety & Depression Treatment,
Mental Health and Couples Therapy
Anxiety & Depression
Whether you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or not, struggling daily with persistent feelings of anxiety can effect your physical wellbeing, mental health, relationships, sleep and overall quality of life. Depressive thoughts can result in self-criticism, negativity and hopelessness and can feel paralyzing. When untreated, anxiety and depression can snowball quickly and you may begin to feel that your anxiety or depression is controlling you rather than you being in control of it. At Liminal Space Therapy, we understand anxiety and depression to be issues that can be overcome when individuals work hard. We have seen clients battle their anxiety and improve their lives when we apply a treatment called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The assumption of CBT is that people's internal thoughts have a big influence on how they feel. Sometimes our internal thoughts are distorted and this results in distorted emotions about an event. In other words, our behaviours are determined by our thoughts about a situation rather then what is actually happening around us.
Borderline Personality Disorder:
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training
DBT is used to treat behavioural and emotional problems, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. The overall goal of DBT skills training is to help individuals change behavioural, emotional, thinking, and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in living. The skill building therapy covers all 4 DBT modules: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.
Relationship and Couples Therapy
Relationship difficulties can affect us all. Changes in friendships, intimate partnerships, marriages and families can often cause distress that can be addressed in therapy. Often, individuals and families can be taught communication skills that improve their relationships. Alternatively, couples and families may need a safe environment in which to be vulnerable with each other about struggles they are having in their relationship. In any of these situations, Liminal Space therapists provide a space in which skills can be taught and difficult discussions can happen. Typically Megan and Ben see couples as a couple because we have found this to be an effective way to provide couples counseling.
Recovery from the disempowerment and disconnection resulting from trauma is based on the empowerment of the survivor and creation of new connections. Our approach to trauma therapy is to establish safety, remember and mourn the trauma and finally to make new meaning of it for an improved future.