At Cloud Door, we offer the following Therapies & Counselling

Marital Therapy
Family Therapy
Play Therapy
Dialectical behavioral therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Exposure and response prevention therapy
Supportive psychotherapy
Anger management
Interpersonal psychotherapy
Behavior therapy
Psychoeducation
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy
Child & adolescent Counselling
Adult Counselling
Marital Therapy

Keeping a marriage healthy and happy over time takes work, and is sometimes quite a difficult task. It is wonderful when a couple in a troubled relationship is able to recognize and jointly work out their differences. This process is seldom easy, however, once problems have started to become chronic, each partner feels betrayed by the other and compromise feels unsafe. In such cases aid and guidance, the safe and protected haven offered by a marital or couples therapist can make the difference between a marriage that fails and one that recovers itself.

Family Therapy

Family therapy or family Counselling is a form of treatment that is designed to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family. Through family therapy, a psychologist can help a family deal with difficult times, a major transition, or mental or behavioral health problems in family members (“Family Therapy�?, 2014).

Play Therapy

Although sometimes used with adults, play therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach primarily used to help children, ages 3 to 12 years explore their lives and freely express repressed thoughts and emotions through play. Therapeutic play normally takes place in a safe and comfortable playroom, where very few rules or limits are imposed on the child, encouraging free expression and allowing the therapist to observe the child’s choices, decisions, and play style.

Dialectical behavioral therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. The UCSF DBT Program for Adolescents and Young Adults created a fun, easy-to-understand overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Cognitive behavior therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is a behavior-based, family-oriented therapy designed to help improve the parent-child relationship through interaction. In this modality, child-directed interaction can help facilitate the development of effective parenting techniques and reductions in behavior issues and may also lead to a stronger familial relationship.

Exposure and response prevention therapy

Although etiology of OCD is fraught with different explanations and the course of OCD when left untreated is clear, psychologists and mental health professionals concern themselves with the treatment of OCD in order to help improve the quality of life individuals with OCD can have. Frontline treatment for OCD (and many anxiety disorders) is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP involves exposure to the feared stimuli (the exposure part of treatment) and simultaneous prevention of a ritual, which is typically performed in the face of the anxiety-provoking stimuli or obsession (the response prevention part of treatment).

Supportive psychotherapy

Supportive psychotherapy is an attempt by a therapist to use practical means to help patients deal with their emotional distress and problems in living. It includes comforting, advising, encouraging, reassuring, and mostly listening, attentively and sympathetically. The therapist provides an emotional outlet, the chance for patients to express themselves and be themselves. Also the therapist may inform patients about their illness and how to manage and how to adjust to it. Over the course of treatment he may have to intercede on a patient’s behalf with all of those with whom the patient may be contending which includes various authorities such as schools and social agencies, and especially with the family. Often he may explain his patient’s behavior to others; at the same time, he may have to interpret the meaning of other people’s behavior to his patient.He must educate him to the unwritten but crucial rules that govern all social interactions. The therapist usually encourages his patient to expand his/her interests in the world by making friends, or by going to school or work. He may encourage participation in sports or hobbies. To an extent, the therapist serves as a model for proper and appropriate behavior. The therapist conveys implicitly to the patient an ideology about the way that life ought to be led.

Anger management

You might think that venting your anger is healthy, that the people around you are too sensitive, that your anger is justified, or that you need to show your fury to get respect. But the truth is that anger is much more likely to damage your relationship, impair your judgment, get in the way of success, and have a negative impact on the way people see you. That is where anger management comes in.

Interpersonal psychotherapy

Interpersonal psychotherapy was initially developed as a brief therapy for depression. Since people with depressive symptoms often experience problems in their interpersonal relationships, IPT is a common treatment option for people experiencing depression. Although depression itself is not always a direct result of negative relationships, relationship issues tend to be among the most prevalent symptoms during the initial stages of depression. Once addressed, strengthened relationships can serve as an important support network throughout the ensuing recovery process.

Behavior therapy

Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. This form of therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. It functions on the idea that all behaviors are learned and that unhealthy behaviors can be changed. The focus of treatment is often on current problems and how to change them

Psychoeducation

Psychoeducation refers to the process of providing education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health services, such as people diagnosed with mental health conditions life-threatening/terminal illnesses and their family members. Though the term has been in use for most of the 20th century, it did not gain traction until movements addressing the stigmatization of mental health concerns and working to increase mental health awareness began in earnest.

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. Using these tools, MBCT therapists teach clients how to break away from negative thought patterns that can cause a downward spiral into a depressed state so they will be able to fight off depression before it takes hold.

Child & adolescent Counselling

Mental health is an important part of a child's overall health and has a profound impact on a child's physical health and his or her ability to succeed in school and in society.The mental health of a child is as important as the child's physical health in affecting how the child thinks, feels, and acts, both on the inside and outside. Mental health issues can have a long term impact on a child's ability to fulfill his or her potential as an adolescent and as an adult.

Adult Counselling

Counselling services are available to all adults who may be experiencing a wide range of difficulties including: Anxiety, Fears, Domestic Violence, Abuse, Depression, Co-dependency, Grief/Loss, Relationship Issues, Divorce Prevention, Trauma, Coping, Anger, Bipolar, Self-Esteem, Eating Disorders, Self Injury, Psychological Evaluations of life’s events can be quite unpredictable. In a very short period of time we can move from smooth sailing to complete turmoil. For some, coping with the stressors of everyday life can be overwhelming. None of us are immune from experiencing crisis or trauma in our lives.