Behavioural Issues Therapists in London, ON

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Esra Magsoud
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6A
Have you been feeling overwhelmed & stressed? Experiencing difficulty in your relationships, school or work? Are you struggling with your emotions? Are you a parent with a child experiencing behavioural issues? Are you or your child struggling with thoughts of depression, self-harm & suicide? Are you experiencing anxiety & work/school related issues? Do you have low self esteem? You have come to the right place! I would be honoured to support you. Whether it be helping to process events, providing support or learning different coping skills through evidence-based interventions, myself & the team at CBT Wellness can help you!
Have you been feeling overwhelmed & stressed? Experiencing difficulty in your relationships, school or work? Are you struggling with your emotions? Are you a parent with a child experiencing behavioural issues? Are you or your child struggling with thoughts of depression, self-harm & suicide? Are you experiencing anxiety & work/school related issues? Do you have low self esteem? You have come to the right place! I would be honoured to support you. Whether it be helping to process events, providing support or learning different coping skills through evidence-based interventions, myself & the team at CBT Wellness can help you!
(226) 917-2740 View (226) 917-2740
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Kunjal Bhatt
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
As a social worker, I am deeply passionate about supporting families who face challenges with their children's behavior. I understand the profound impact that a constantly stimulated child can have on the entire family dynamic, often leading to feelings of overwhelm and strain on parental relationships. Through my work, I aim to provide compassionate guidance and practical solutions to help families navigate these challenges with resilience and strength. I can provide guidance on significant transition that occurs from pregnancy through postpartum, as parents navigate the joys and uncertainties of welcoming a new addition.
As a social worker, I am deeply passionate about supporting families who face challenges with their children's behavior. I understand the profound impact that a constantly stimulated child can have on the entire family dynamic, often leading to feelings of overwhelm and strain on parental relationships. Through my work, I aim to provide compassionate guidance and practical solutions to help families navigate these challenges with resilience and strength. I can provide guidance on significant transition that occurs from pregnancy through postpartum, as parents navigate the joys and uncertainties of welcoming a new addition.
(548) 900-9476 View (548) 900-9476
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David Kraft
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6A
Through our conversations, we will address challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma, cultivate inner strength, explore challenges in relationships, and identify patterns of thought, and behavior for positive change.
I would welcome you into a safe and attentive environment where the focus is on you, the client, and our collaborative journey towards your therapeutic goals. I offer a warm and inclusive space where we can engage in heartfelt conversations while fostering a deep understanding of your experiences and the moments that have shaped you, your life and your journey. Together, we'll collaborate to create a fresh framework for self-development and understanding within a caring and compassionate environment.
Through our conversations, we will address challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma, cultivate inner strength, explore challenges in relationships, and identify patterns of thought, and behavior for positive change.
I would welcome you into a safe and attentive environment where the focus is on you, the client, and our collaborative journey towards your therapeutic goals. I offer a warm and inclusive space where we can engage in heartfelt conversations while fostering a deep understanding of your experiences and the moments that have shaped you, your life and your journey. Together, we'll collaborate to create a fresh framework for self-development and understanding within a caring and compassionate environment.
(437) 747-5120 View (437) 747-5120
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Louise LaRose
Psychologist, BCBA-D, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
Apart from offering Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, we also offer unique services such as: Mindfulness Meditation; Intensive Behavior Intervention (IBI), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
We are a private practice of psychologists, behavior therapists and assessors. We are here to help you live a better life; to figure out how you or a member of your family can change behavior patterns that are not working any more. We mostly see clients in our office and on occasion see you at your home. We treat you with respect and compassion.
Apart from offering Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, we also offer unique services such as: Mindfulness Meditation; Intensive Behavior Intervention (IBI), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
We are a private practice of psychologists, behavior therapists and assessors. We are here to help you live a better life; to figure out how you or a member of your family can change behavior patterns that are not working any more. We mostly see clients in our office and on occasion see you at your home. We treat you with respect and compassion.
(519) 639-6145 View (519) 639-6145
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Jessica Griffin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
Together we will manage overwhelming feelings, setbacks, and behavior patterns to empower you to navigate the complexities of life.
As a Masters student, new mother, and wife, I have first-hand experience of the realities, insights, and lessons that emerge from engaging in multiple roles and identities. My lived-experience of anxiety, life commitments, and an overwhelming home life allows for a deep understanding and commitment in gently guiding you through and alleviating challenges you are experiencing. Although starting therapy takes courage, nerves may show up during the process. For this reason, I offer a safe, relaxed, and comfortable environment fostering a sense of ease as you share your story with me and allow us to get to know each other better.
Together we will manage overwhelming feelings, setbacks, and behavior patterns to empower you to navigate the complexities of life.
As a Masters student, new mother, and wife, I have first-hand experience of the realities, insights, and lessons that emerge from engaging in multiple roles and identities. My lived-experience of anxiety, life commitments, and an overwhelming home life allows for a deep understanding and commitment in gently guiding you through and alleviating challenges you are experiencing. Although starting therapy takes courage, nerves may show up during the process. For this reason, I offer a safe, relaxed, and comfortable environment fostering a sense of ease as you share your story with me and allow us to get to know each other better.
(226) 780-3078 View (226) 780-3078
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Gian Kris Caliao
BScN, RN, CNP(Q)
Verified Verified
London, ON N5W
" I'd like to listen seriously and offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Christian Counselling.
Through life's traumas, struggles, and injustices, our image gets slowly distorted. Our cups are emptied. We start to believe in lies and build strongholds. Anxiety and depression take control of us. Daily, we seek things that will "fill" our cups, but we can't... at least, not with our own strength; so instead, we build walls and we isolate. Let's change that narrative!
" I'd like to listen seriously and offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Christian Counselling.
Through life's traumas, struggles, and injustices, our image gets slowly distorted. Our cups are emptied. We start to believe in lies and build strongholds. Anxiety and depression take control of us. Daily, we seek things that will "fill" our cups, but we can't... at least, not with our own strength; so instead, we build walls and we isolate. Let's change that narrative!
(226) 774-0673 View (226) 774-0673
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London Sensory Therapy
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
Looking for a specialized clinic just for kids and teens? London Sensory Therapy is a fun, safe, and soothing space, different from the typical 'chair and table' therapy center. Our clinic offers a ball pit, swing, oversized bean bag chair, glowing bubble tube, fiberoptic lights, weighted animals etc. all to help promote a positive counselling experience for your child, teen, or young adult. We have two highly skilled Social Workers who can assess and treat a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral challenges.
Looking for a specialized clinic just for kids and teens? London Sensory Therapy is a fun, safe, and soothing space, different from the typical 'chair and table' therapy center. Our clinic offers a ball pit, swing, oversized bean bag chair, glowing bubble tube, fiberoptic lights, weighted animals etc. all to help promote a positive counselling experience for your child, teen, or young adult. We have two highly skilled Social Workers who can assess and treat a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral challenges.
(226) 212-7058 View (226) 212-7058
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Mousumi Saha
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, Mphil
Verified Verified
London, ON N6G
My therapeutic approaches are guided by trauma-informed, evidence-based modalities such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Navigating life's challenges, be it trauma, anxiety, transitions, processing a loss or simply needing someone to listen to, could feel overwhelming and lonely. As someone who has faced similar , I understand firsthand the emotional toll it can take. I'm dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where clients of all backgrounds, including neurodivergent individuals, can feel seen and supported. With nearly over a decade of experience, I believe in the power of empathy, kindness, and cultural sensitivity to facilitate healing.
My therapeutic approaches are guided by trauma-informed, evidence-based modalities such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Navigating life's challenges, be it trauma, anxiety, transitions, processing a loss or simply needing someone to listen to, could feel overwhelming and lonely. As someone who has faced similar , I understand firsthand the emotional toll it can take. I'm dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where clients of all backgrounds, including neurodivergent individuals, can feel seen and supported. With nearly over a decade of experience, I believe in the power of empathy, kindness, and cultural sensitivity to facilitate healing.
(548) 490-1521 View (548) 490-1521
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Nishat Ahmed
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA, RP-Q, PGCert
Verified Verified
London, ON N6A  (Online Only)
Are you facing anxiety, self-doubt, or uncertainty and seeking a safe space where your emotions are respected and understood? Look no further. As a therapist dedicated to your mental well-being, I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to tackle various concerns such as anxiety, PTSD, eating/body image struggles, OCD, and mood disorders.
Are you facing anxiety, self-doubt, or uncertainty and seeking a safe space where your emotions are respected and understood? Look no further. As a therapist dedicated to your mental well-being, I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to tackle various concerns such as anxiety, PTSD, eating/body image struggles, OCD, and mood disorders.
(226) 770-3918 View (226) 770-3918
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Pamela Michienzi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OATR, BA, DipAT, CertAF
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
I offer talk-based psychotherapy, art therapy and play-based therapy. I have extensive experience working in the addictions & mental health field with a focus on youth and young adults as well as support to families. I welcome all from diverse ethnicities, genders, orientations, life experiences, and occupations who are experiencing: depression, stress, anxiety, social isolation, PTSD & trauma, addiction, emotional and behavioural issues, separation/divorce issues, strengthening family relationships, and those who are looking to overcome barriers and make positive changes in their lives.
I offer talk-based psychotherapy, art therapy and play-based therapy. I have extensive experience working in the addictions & mental health field with a focus on youth and young adults as well as support to families. I welcome all from diverse ethnicities, genders, orientations, life experiences, and occupations who are experiencing: depression, stress, anxiety, social isolation, PTSD & trauma, addiction, emotional and behavioural issues, separation/divorce issues, strengthening family relationships, and those who are looking to overcome barriers and make positive changes in their lives.
(226) 212-7246 View (226) 212-7246
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Margareta Adriana Vanderheyden
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, CHyp, MA, BA
Verified Verified
London, ON N5W
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families since 1993. My work employs cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. I believe that we have an immense power to change our lives, and to overcome life's greatest challenges if we are self aware. Using an integrated model of therapeutic intervention which focuses on your strengths, we work together to increase your self awareness, help you identify options and choices so that you can work differently with the issue you face. Through self understanding and education, you become more resourceful in responding to life's challenges.
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families since 1993. My work employs cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. I believe that we have an immense power to change our lives, and to overcome life's greatest challenges if we are self aware. Using an integrated model of therapeutic intervention which focuses on your strengths, we work together to increase your self awareness, help you identify options and choices so that you can work differently with the issue you face. Through self understanding and education, you become more resourceful in responding to life's challenges.
(226) 407-6083 View (226) 407-6083
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Brooke Hill
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6A
As a Registered Psychotherapist and University of Toronto Master's program, I was trained to confront multiple psychopathologies, from a culturally sensitive and bilingual (English and Spanish) standpoint, in its majority using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Clinic Director and Psychotherapist, highly experienced in Canada and abroad, in providing individualized care for a variety of mental issues and illnesses. An ideal client would be someone who is willing to put in the work to take a step towards change. Yet, you may not be ready for change, either way therapy is a safe form to find out. I want to help clients achieve their mental health goals through empowerment, awareness, acceptance and healing, with the use scientifically-based techniques that have been proven to be highly effective. You'll acquire the necessary tools to achieve a mind-body-soul approach to health.
As a Registered Psychotherapist and University of Toronto Master's program, I was trained to confront multiple psychopathologies, from a culturally sensitive and bilingual (English and Spanish) standpoint, in its majority using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Clinic Director and Psychotherapist, highly experienced in Canada and abroad, in providing individualized care for a variety of mental issues and illnesses. An ideal client would be someone who is willing to put in the work to take a step towards change. Yet, you may not be ready for change, either way therapy is a safe form to find out. I want to help clients achieve their mental health goals through empowerment, awareness, acceptance and healing, with the use scientifically-based techniques that have been proven to be highly effective. You'll acquire the necessary tools to achieve a mind-body-soul approach to health.
(289) 210-6205 View (289) 210-6205
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Shivani Dass
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MA, MSW, RSW, CRC-rtd
Verified Verified
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
I am professionally trained in evidence based practices like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Multi-Systemic Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT.
Problems are inevitable and normal in life, some can be small and some bigger than one can handle. At that time an extra set of hands surely help. I can be that extra set of hands to pick you up when you are down by listening to you without judging, guiding you to get back to the rhythm of life, and cheering you from side lines, using some time tested techniques that have helped many to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, anger issues, addictions and grief, to name a few. I have helped many people in my 25 years of professional life in USA and Canada. I invite you to join me to explore your unending possibilities in life.
I am professionally trained in evidence based practices like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Multi-Systemic Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT.
Problems are inevitable and normal in life, some can be small and some bigger than one can handle. At that time an extra set of hands surely help. I can be that extra set of hands to pick you up when you are down by listening to you without judging, guiding you to get back to the rhythm of life, and cheering you from side lines, using some time tested techniques that have helped many to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, anger issues, addictions and grief, to name a few. I have helped many people in my 25 years of professional life in USA and Canada. I invite you to join me to explore your unending possibilities in life.
(289) 278-8735 View (289) 278-8735
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Amanda Hindley, RN Psychotherapist
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BScN
Verified Verified
London, ON N6C
Trained in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) my whole-hearted approach will help you to see your innocence, heal perception, and increase your peace, happiness and wellbeing.
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, intimacy, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
Trained in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) my whole-hearted approach will help you to see your innocence, heal perception, and increase your peace, happiness and wellbeing.
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, intimacy, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
(226) 770-4102 View (226) 770-4102
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Dr. Lance Rappaport
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N5Y
My work integrates cognitive behavioural therapy with other evidenced-based treatments, such as dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
I offer psychological assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults for a wide range of psychological, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties. Psychological conditions, including anxiety and depression, are common and often distressing for youth, adults, and their families. My work acknowledges the trust placed in me to help alleviate that distress and to help patients navigate the psychological, emotional, or interpersonal challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming.
My work integrates cognitive behavioural therapy with other evidenced-based treatments, such as dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
I offer psychological assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults for a wide range of psychological, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties. Psychological conditions, including anxiety and depression, are common and often distressing for youth, adults, and their families. My work acknowledges the trust placed in me to help alleviate that distress and to help patients navigate the psychological, emotional, or interpersonal challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming.
(226) 741-0253 View (226) 741-0253
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Vanessa Burrows
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, MA
Verified Verified
London, ON N5Z  (Online Only)
With clinical training in cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, my integrative approach revolves around your unique journey.
If you're seeking support for personal growth and self-discovery, welcome to my page! You may be navigating challenges such as stress management, overcoming trauma, resilience-building, and enhancing overall well-being. In therapy, my goal is to provide a safe and empathetic space for your wellness journey. Whether you aim to achieve greater self-awareness, develop coping strategies, overcome challenging experiences, or foster a more fulfilling life, I believe we'll be an excellent fit.
With clinical training in cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, my integrative approach revolves around your unique journey.
If you're seeking support for personal growth and self-discovery, welcome to my page! You may be navigating challenges such as stress management, overcoming trauma, resilience-building, and enhancing overall well-being. In therapy, my goal is to provide a safe and empathetic space for your wellness journey. Whether you aim to achieve greater self-awareness, develop coping strategies, overcome challenging experiences, or foster a more fulfilling life, I believe we'll be an excellent fit.
(226) 271-5963 View (226) 271-5963
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Bilal Budair
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
I use an integrative and holistic approach that blends elements from different approaches and tailor treatment according to each client's needs, With a particular focus on evidence-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Bilingual Registered Psychotherapist, experience working with both adolescents and adults from different age groups, diverse challenges, and cultural backgrounds experiencing ongoing issues such as anxiety, depression, and emotional disturbances. With a particular interest in working with trauma survivors and those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on post-traumatic growth and recovery. Accepting new clients, I work out of four Clinics in London, Hamilton, North York, and Mississauga.
I use an integrative and holistic approach that blends elements from different approaches and tailor treatment according to each client's needs, With a particular focus on evidence-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused -Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Bilingual Registered Psychotherapist, experience working with both adolescents and adults from different age groups, diverse challenges, and cultural backgrounds experiencing ongoing issues such as anxiety, depression, and emotional disturbances. With a particular interest in working with trauma survivors and those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on post-traumatic growth and recovery. Accepting new clients, I work out of four Clinics in London, Hamilton, North York, and Mississauga.
(289) 769-9774 View (289) 769-9774
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Lambton Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, NLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5Y
By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As solution-focused therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Lambton Counselling Services is committed to making an inspired contribution to personal growth and encouraging health in all states: Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual. Our mandate is to support clients in identifying and resolving the issues that stop them from experiencing their lives to the fullest. Situated in downtown Sarnia, Lambton Counselling Services is designed to meet a wide range of needs through individual and couples therapy, group work, and workshops.
By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As solution-focused therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Lambton Counselling Services is committed to making an inspired contribution to personal growth and encouraging health in all states: Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual. Our mandate is to support clients in identifying and resolving the issues that stop them from experiencing their lives to the fullest. Situated in downtown Sarnia, Lambton Counselling Services is designed to meet a wide range of needs through individual and couples therapy, group work, and workshops.
(226) 212-4628 View (226) 212-4628
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Shanna Peters
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA Hons
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Everyone is unique and encounters different life experiences. Some of these experiences change the ways we think, feel, and act. Children and youth might begin to say negative things about themselves, start to struggle with school performance and peer relationships, react easily and in ways that seem bigger than the situation, and experience physical changes like headaches or stomach aches. Another component of these changes involves looking at how adults are processing their responses to them. It is important for adults to know that supporting a child or youth, in addition to themselves, is not something they have to face alone.
Everyone is unique and encounters different life experiences. Some of these experiences change the ways we think, feel, and act. Children and youth might begin to say negative things about themselves, start to struggle with school performance and peer relationships, react easily and in ways that seem bigger than the situation, and experience physical changes like headaches or stomach aches. Another component of these changes involves looking at how adults are processing their responses to them. It is important for adults to know that supporting a child or youth, in addition to themselves, is not something they have to face alone.
(226) 243-2211 View (226) 243-2211
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Brad Forbes
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
Professionally I have supported individuals with highly complex needs for 25 years. This has ranged from assessment and treatment of moderate to severely challenging behaviours and specialized services for people with mental health challenges, dual diagnosis, learning challenges, acquired brain injury and post-concussion rehabilitation and counselling. In my experience it is essential to first understand individuals as unique individuals irregardless of their label or challenges and develop a trusting relationship. In this context difficulties can be discussed openly and change and growth can occur.
Professionally I have supported individuals with highly complex needs for 25 years. This has ranged from assessment and treatment of moderate to severely challenging behaviours and specialized services for people with mental health challenges, dual diagnosis, learning challenges, acquired brain injury and post-concussion rehabilitation and counselling. In my experience it is essential to first understand individuals as unique individuals irregardless of their label or challenges and develop a trusting relationship. In this context difficulties can be discussed openly and change and growth can occur.
(226) 455-1439 View (226) 455-1439

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Behavioural Issues Counsellors

What happens in therapy for behavioural issues?

No matter the type of therapy, individuals form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is often therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Individuals learn to identify situations that are especially troublesome for them and acquire new patterns of thinking and behaving. In therapy for ADHD, one of the most common behaviour issues for children, individuals learn how to improve frustration tolerance, control impulsivity, manage attentional focus, and gain skills of self-organisation.

What therapy types help with behavioural issues?

Many types of therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Perhaps best-known and most widely tested is cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT), in which individuals learn new behavioral strategies and curb reactivity to frustrating or distressing situations that trigger disruptive behaviour. Anger, anxiety, mood disorders, impulse control problems are commonly addressed in CBT. Family therapy or parent management training is often helpful to reduce parent-child conflict and behavioral difficulties at home.

How long does therapy last for behavioural issues?

Among popular approaches to treating behavioural concerns, CBT is considered a short-term therapy intended to be administered in 15 to 20 weekly sessions. Parent training in behaviour management, often used when the underlying cause of behaviour issues is ADHD in children under 12, usually occurs in weekly sessions for 8 to 16 weeks. When behavioural issues stem from persistent aggression or defiance, therapy may last for months, and usually targets both children and their parents.

How effective is therapy for behaviour issues?

Studies show that therapy for behaviour issues in children is highly effective and may prevent the development of antisocial behaviour later in life. Family intervention—parent management training or family therapy, both of which involve parents and children together—is considered most effective, notably for children under age 12 who persistently engage in aggressive, defiant, rule-breaking or other disruptive behaviour. Whether provided alone or in combination with medication, CBT is highly effective in helping people regulate their emotions, and for people with ADHD, it addresses impulsiveness, hyperactivity and attentional focus.