Waterloo CBT Clinic: Who We Are and What We Do
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective psychological treatment for various mental health issues. Details here.
The Waterloo CBT Clinic was opened in November 2017 by your writers, Dr. Jennifer. Boyd, C. Psych., and Dr. Dubravka (Dee) Gavric, C. Psych. We both completed our master’s and PhDs at the University of Waterloo and we are both registered clinical psychologists.
We decided to focus on providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) because this is an effective, evidence-based psychological treatment. There has been extensive research conducted on CBT over several decades, demonstrating that CBT is helpful for many mental health concerns, including anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, body image problems, and other issues.
CBT involves working collaboratively with your therapist
The goal of CBT is to identify and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that contribute to emotional difficulties. We provide clients with education about how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are interconnected, and help them learn to identify the unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns they experience. We then teach them strategies for examining their thoughts more objectively, and help them start to make small changes to their behaviour. Through these cognitive and behavioural strategies, people have experiences and gain information that help them see things from new perspectives.
If you would like to learn more about CBT, we have more information on our website at: http://waterloocbt.ca/what-is-cbt/, or you could check out this Youtube video: https://youtu.be/9c_Bv_FBE-c
Making Sense of CBT
We are looking forward to contributing to the mental health of people living in Waterloo Region in a meaningful way.
Dr. Jennifer Boyd, C. Psych., and Dr. Dubravka (Dee) Gavric, C. Psych.
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