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What We Treat & Special Populations
Anxiety, OCD and Eating Disorders
Anxiety disorders are very common. We treat a variety of anxiety disorders including social anxiety, general anxiety, phobias, health anxiety, perfectionism, panic disorders, eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binging, rumination disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We use a client specific protocol combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Trauma and PTSD
Trauma is the response of experiencing a distressing event. At times, our brain and body may not recover on its own and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop. Common symptoms of PTSD are, helplessness, fear, numbness, nightmares, flashbacks, etc. It is vital to work with clients through a Trauma Informed and Self-Compassion lens. We utilize Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and/or Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to treat trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Depression and grief
Life difficulties can often lead to depressive episodes and it can feel like it will never end. We use a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Meaning Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help navigate these experiences of depression and grief.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Borderline Personality Disorder often presents itself as a person who feels they have a sensitive emotional thermostat. We treat BPD using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) integrating distress tolerance, coping strategies and mindfulness skills.
Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder
Experiencing psychosis (ie: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder) or bipolar disorder can be a very frightening experience. We treat psychosis and bipolar disorder using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
Addictions can be a frustrating experience and can impact the person's entire family and social system. We treat those suffering from a variety of addictions including substance, sex and gambling using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CFT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). We also provide therapy for the support systems of these individuals.
Inner Ear and Neck - Tinnitus, Balance Disturbances and Cervicogenic Vertigo (disequilibrium and vertigo)
Tinnitus, Balance Disturbances and Cervicogenic Vertigo can result in an incurable “ringing in the ears”, disequilibrium and vertigo and triggers a persistent emotional and often anxiety reaction. Consequently, individuals may experience sound sensitivity, anxiety, irritability, guilt, shame, impaired concentration, sleep disturbance and a pattern of avoidance and withdrawal from social activities which often results in a feeling of intensity of the symptoms. In order to help clients manage their distress and increase their engagement in meaningful and valuable activities, we use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Forcused Therapy (CFT), including acceptance and mindfulness to lessen the impact of the physical sensations on the psychological outcomes.
Chronic pain often causes a sense of loss of purpose and meaning in life while concurrently impacting our ability to sleep soundly which all increases our sensitivity to pain while decreasing our tolerance. We use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Meaning Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help decrease our sensitivity to pain while improving quality of life and mood.
Sleep and Insomnia
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has shown significant results in the literature for its ability to improve sleep and decrease episodes of insomnia. We use CBT and a variety of mindfulness activities to help improve sleep.
Marriage, Couples and Relationship Therapy
We help people who are going through life transitions including reconnection, separation, conscious uncoupling and divorce in all types of relationships including and not limited to monogamous, open and polyamorous. These difficult discussions are guided using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Children and youth can experience a number of mental health challenges From birth, they are learning from the environment around them and negative or abnormal interactions and life events can have a direct impact on their social and emotional development. Traumatic events at an early age can specifically increase emotional dysfunction and impede a child's ability to organize thoughts and regulate emotions. Because childhood is an important part of development, therapists work to implement both preventative and intervention strategies.
In therapy, kids learn by doing. With younger kids, this often means using creative methods, as well as involving the caregiver system. For older kids and teens, therapists share activities and ideas that focus on learning the skills they need. They talk through feelings and solve problems. Different types of psychotherapy we use for children and youth include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
Infertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health
Experiencing loss as a parent is unique, though 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss and many never experience pregnancy at all. Sometimes we don’t speak or provide opportunities for those to mourn. Pregnancy and postpartum brings about a degree of uncertainty, discomfort, emotional and physical stress as well as changes to basic necessities, such as sleep, vocation/work, and routine. The experience of loss and parenthood shifts an individual's sense of self and these transitions can bring about distress in the form of anxiety or depression. When you have experienced pregnancy loss perhaps from infertility, a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss, or if you struggle with infertility, perinatal, postpartum mental health issues, this experience can be painful, isolating, and/or overwhelming. We’re here for you - we provide support and healing for grief, depression, and anxiety, using Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for individuals and couples.
Special Populations and our experience..
At Roles & Associates, we acknowledge and respect all cultures, every day. In order to meet the needs of our clients, we strive to operate with cultural competency, sensitivity, and safety.
We recognize ourselves as descendants of settlers, and we acknowledge the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850. We also further recognize that some of our homes and offices are located on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and that the Greater City of Sudbury also includes the traditional lands of the Wahnapitae First Nation. We acknowledge the territory of Anishnabek, Huron-Wendet, Haudensaunee, and Ojibway/Chippewa people, the land that is home to the Métis, and most recently the territory of the Misssissaugas is the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize that Ottawa is located on unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land. We have taken steps to educate ourselves through teachings and cultural safety courses to try to learn how to best provide mental health support to Indigenous People. We agree to refer to cultural supports and services where appropriate, that would be accessible in each town or city our team works from, to supplement our practices. This learning is never done, and we will continue to find ways to recognize and correct the imbalances created out of historical and current racism.
At Roles & Associates, our team respects the names, pronouns, and identities of all gender expressions and sexualities. We acknowledge this population does not inherently have mental health challenges, but rather experience a higher number of mental health issues as a result of current society's homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, etc. We incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy to treat Gender Dysphoria and help clients work towards self acceptance. We provide supportive psychotherapy to validate our clients' experiences, through the theoretical framework of Intersectionality.