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Kanada’nın Ontario Eyalet’inde Psikoterapist ve Sosyal Çalışmacı olarak çalışan Masterlı terapistlerin denetim için üye olmak zorunda olduğu the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (RSW) ve Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) kurumlarının üyesiyim. PhD İnsan İlişkileri, Psikoterapi ve Spiritual Care (Ruhsal terapi) ve ikinci masterım Religon and Culture olduğu için Kanada’da dini ve ruhsal konuları konuşmaya yetkili ender psikoterapist ve sosyal çalışanım. Hem secular.
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We treat people with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) when their main problem is an anxiety disorder, especially Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hoarding Disorder (HD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Panic Disorder (PD), Specific Phobias (driving, flying etc), Specific Phobia of Vomiting (SPOV or Emetophobia), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Health Anxiety (HA).
Sufi Therapy Counselling provides both a local, Canada and worldwide Cyber Counselling clinical services which spans primary, secondary and tertiary care. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies and also the Spiritual Care and Social Work Counseling. We also accept written Insurance companies, health clinic and Canadian governments especially for people with traffic accident claims. Referrals accepted under this service will be prioritized for treatment. Please see below for Referral Pathways to this part of our service. For any queries regarding perinatal referrals please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Depression is a mood disorder characterized by an intense sadness that can take over one’s life, making even simple tasks seem nearly impossible to accomplish. If you experience an overwhelming unhappiness, a distinct lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities, a change in appetite and/or sleeping patterns, you might wonder whether or not you are clinically depressed. Additionally, depression does not see age or color, and is not more prevalent in one socio-economic class than another. It can affect anyone. If depression goes untreated, it can lead to difficulty functioning in everyday life.
Symptoms of Depression
How do you know if you’re depressed or just in a bad mood? Depression can be difficult to pinpoint without a professional diagnosis. However, if any of the symptoms characteristic of depression become so intense they interfere with your quality of life, it is time to seek a proper diagnosis.
Common symptoms of depression include the following:
- Intense sadness
- Lack of concentration
- Extreme fatigue
- Change in appetite
- Suicidal thoughts
- Loss of interest
- Loss of confidence
Causes of Depression
Depression appears to be the result of any combination of several different factors rather than by one thing. Trauma, stress, interruption in sleep patterns, brain chemistry, physical illness, hormone changes, substance abuse, and loss of a loved one are examples of factors that can culminate to bring on a depressive episode. Without treatment, these episodes can last from weeks to even years.
Treatment for depression is typically a combination of therapy and, if necessary, medication. The key is to get a proper evaluation from a medical professional you trust and devise a plan to work with.
Two evidence-based therapies used to treat depression are Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DBT gives you the skills to break the pattern of withdrawal and passivity. Both are shown in studies to aid in recovery from clinically diagnosed depression. CBT gives you the skills to “reprogram” your negative thoughts and beliefs — the “stories” you tell yourself — and replace them with healthy ones.
A holistic approach to treatment utilizes an awareness of the connection between a healthy mind and body. Yoga, art therapy, exercise, and mindfulness are often part of a recovery plan in a holistic approach.
We utilize both evidence-based and holistic approaches in all of our programs.
During a depressive episode, the common symptoms can be crippling. However, as depression seems to carry with it a social stigma, many go without seeking treatment. Many try to be brave or stick it out. Many people suffer from severe depression but less people receive treatment. Without treatment, episodes will increase in frequency and severity. Without depression treatment, episodes can last for several years. With proper treatment, however, depression is a manageable disease. There is hope. When looking for a depression treatment center, it’s critical you do your research and feel comfortable with the setting, staff, and treatment philosophy.
Anxiety disorders can affect work, home, social life and relationships. They can cause stress and worry not only to the sufferer but to the people around them too. We treat people with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) when their main problem is one of the following:
OCD can vary in severity from very mild to severe and can take many different forms. Some people are bothered by upsetting thoughts that they cannot get rid of no matter how hard they try; other people may find they feel compelled to wash or check things, even though logically they know there is no need. When people are troubled by their obsessional problems they can experience very high levels of anxiety and distress, it can take up lots of time and interfere with almost every aspect of their life.
Bipolar Disorder, a condition in which those affected experience long periods of intense highs and lows, can render everyday tasks almost impossible to accomplish. Although not completely understood, the occurrence of Bipolar Disorder,
It’s not entirely known how or why Bipolar Disorder occurs, but the present belief is that it is a biological disorder dealing with chemicals in the brain. The disorder can go undetected for years, eventually triggered by outside factors such as life changes, career changes, moves, relationships, and other stressors.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder typically make their appearance in the late teens to early 20s, although some experience symptoms even in early childhood.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
These highly intense ups and downs experienced by those with Bipolar Disorder are commonly known as “mood episodes”: the ups known as “manic episodes” and the downs known as “depressive episodes.”
A manic episode may result in a period marked by extremely fast speech (skipping from idea to idea or even skipping words completely), restlessness, distraction, sleeplessness, unrealistic confidence, and impulsivity and participation in dangerous activities.
Conversely, a depressive episode may include a total loss of interest in activities, increased sleep, trouble focusing or making decisions, and a long period of hopelessness. These episodes can even lead to obsessive thoughts of death or suicide. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), symptoms may cross over from one episode to another.
Everyone experiences highs and lows at one point or another, so how do you know whether you have Bipolar Disorder or whether you are just experiencing ups and downs? Currently, there are no brain scans or blood tests to determine whether or not someone has Bipolar Disorder. Because of this, it is of the utmost importance that your diagnosis be comprehensive, with results based on interviews (with you as well as your close family and friends) and a physical evaluation to rule out any potential physical cause for mood changes.
Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Although there is currently no cure for Bipolar Disorder, this psychiatric disorder can be successfully managed through treatment. Treatment for Bipolar Disorder typically consists of a combination of medication and therapy.
It is invaluable to maintain a long-term relationship with the right treatment provider, one who views the need for comprehensive treatment that treats both the mental and physical aspects of the disorder. With this support, you can enjoy a more stable life and more control over your episodes.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychological disorder that, through its intense emotional disturbance, mood swings, and instability, can be very disrupting to the lives of those affected by it.
For the roughly 2 percent of the population experiencing the symptoms of BPD, it can feel like there is no hope. But, with the right treatment, you can learn to manage your symptoms so they no longer disrupt your life.
Symptoms of BPD
The symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder are varied and complex, but the common thread is that everyday life feels impossible to deal with. For people with BPD, it can be difficult to sustain relationships, maintain a healthy self-image, and manage anger. People with BPD are known to engage in self-harm and other damaging behaviors, such as substance abuse or suicidal behaviors.
Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder include the following:
- Rapid changes in mood
- Intense unstable interpersonal relationships
- Unstable self image
- Issues with abandonment, whether actual or perceived
- Engaging in impulsive behaviors, such as binge eating, substance abuse, or compulsive spending
- Feelings of emptiness
- Difficulty controlling anger
- Dissociative or paranoid symptoms
People with BPD also often experience anxiety and depression, feelings of being misunderstood, fear of loneliness, and suicidal thoughts.
Causes of BPD
The cause of Borderline Personality Disorder is not fully understood by researchers and medical professionals. Rather than one specific cause, there are a variety of layered factors that play into the development of this disorder.
According to the Biosocial Theory of BPD, both environment and genetics play a part in its development. Environmental factors, such as a childhood fraught with insecurity and abuse or emotional trauma, can trigger symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. Additionally, genetic factors such as brain chemistry and the ability of the brain to regulate emotions has been marked as a cause for development of BPD.
Studies vary in their findings, but most mental health professionals agree that Borderline Personality Disorder develops when both environmental and genetic causes are present.
Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment
Borderline Personality Disorder is treatable. In fact, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was created specifically to treat BPD. Through DBT skills groups and individual therapy sessions, you gain a better awareness of yourself and the skills needed to better manage your symptoms. Studies have shown that DBT has the highest success rate in recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder of any other psychotherapy.
Other therapies can be useful in treating BPD. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based practices. For women struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) along with BPD, Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET) has been found highly effective.
Many people who have Borderline Personality Disorder also have co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, or substance abuse. To successfully treat BPD, it’s imperative to treat any co-existing disorders as well.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Trauma
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that can develop when people are exposed to traumatic life events. It is common for most people who have experienced trauma to have difficulties adjusting, but not everyone who experiences a traumatic event develops PTSD.
Many people who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) have experienced trauma in their lives, whether in childhood or as adults. Successfully treating BPD requires you to process that trauma and find a way to move past it.
Symptoms of PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder includes problems persisting more than a month after a trauma, significant interference with daily functioning, and some or all of the following symptoms:
- Reliving the event through nightmares, flashbacks, or intrusive memories.
- Avoiding situations, thoughts, or feelings that remind you of the trauma.
- Problems with emotions, such as feeling numb, detached, or as though your future will be shortened.
- Feeling keyed up or on edge, including difficulties sleeping, concentrating, or managing anger.
Causes of PTSD
The short answer to “What causes PTSD?” is experiencing an event so traumatic that you relive the horror of it repeatedly. However, not everyone who experiences a trauma develops the disorder.
Studies show some evidence that there are genetic factors associated with developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and that a certain imbalance in the brain’s chemistry may make getting over a traumatic event more difficult for those with this imbalance than for others.
Notably, the occurrence of PTSD is not affected by age, but women are twice as likely to develop it as men. In men, the most common traumatic event leading to PTSD is witnessing a death or experiencing or witnessing a severe injury. In women, the most commonly reported trauma leading to PTSD is a sexual assault or rape.
PTSD and Trauma Treatment
Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are best treated with therapies developed specifically for those disorders. Those therapies include techniques for helping you to process your trauma in a more deliberate way so that you don’t get overwhelmed by your painful emotions and memories.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET) is particularly effective in treating PTSD and trauma for those who have Borderline Personality Disorder. With Prolonged Exposure Therapy, you will experience repeated exposure to trauma-related thoughts so that you learn to control the distress associated with them.
Our PSTD treatment clinic staff creates a treatment plan for our clients that treats trauma and PTSD using both evidence-based treatments and holistic therapies, such as art therapy, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness exercises.
Self-harm or self-injury is exactly what it sounds like: the act of intentionally harming yourself. It can manifest as cutting, banging your head, holding a flame to your skin, or in any number of ways that inflict physical pain in an attempt to deal with emotional pain.
While self-harm is not an attempt at suicide, it is extremely dangerous and the resulting injuries can be fatal. Research shows that approximately 2 million Americans self-harm in some way. Self-harm does not discriminate when it comes to race or background, but it occurs more frequently with women.
Symptoms of Self-Harm
There are many signs that can suggest that someone is self-harming. If you notice unusual cuts or bruises, burns, patchy hair, or obvious attempt to cover up injuries like these (such as pants or long sleeves, even in hot weather), self-harm may be taking place.
Often such indicators of self-harm take place in combination with sudden withdrawal from social activities, depression, low self-esteem, inability to deal with situations, or apparent abuse of drugs or alcohol.
Causes of Self-Harm
There are many reasons why people turn to self-harm. Self-harm is often used as a coping mechanism when people feel out of control of their lives. Self-harm can also be, often subconsciously, an attempt at an unspoken communication with the outside world that things are “not okay.”
Self-harm can be caused by a need to express emotional pain and anger. This may be an underlying reason as to why more women than men are prone to self-harm, as society has historically taught women that expressing anger is not okay.
The urge to self-harm can be addressed and stopped through therapy. It is important to find the underlying reason behind the self-harm in order to address the issue.
Certain therapies, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), can provide those who self-harm skills to deal with emotional issues in a healthy way. Holistic therapies such as yoga therapy and art therapy can also help to give you an outlet for your emotions so you don’t always turn to harming yourself.
Substance abuse is defined as a habitual overindulgence of mood-altering drugs or alcohol. Prolonged substance abuse can lead to a variety of problems in all aspects of your life, from trouble in relationships, to physical damage to organs, and even changes in brain chemistry.
Substance abuse often co-occurs with mental health disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), depression, and anxiety.
Symptoms of Substance Abuse
Signs and symptoms of substance abuse range from the physical to the behavioral.
Physical signs of substance abuse include bloodshot or red-rimmed eyes, noticeable weight loss or gain, change in grooming habits, shaking hands, slurred speech, and nosebleeds (from damage to the nasal passages while snorting substances).
Behavioral signs of substance abuse include erratic mood swings, false confidence (or, alternately, total lack of confidence), lack of motivation, sudden change in favored activities or companions, and suspicious behavior.
Causes of Substance Abuse
Many people turn to substance abuse as a way to cope with situations in their life that feel out of control. These situations can range from social gatherings to major life-changing occurrences, such as loss. While the choice to begin using substances to cope or self-medicate may be voluntary, a pattern of abuse transforms that choice into a compulsion.
People may also turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with symptoms of depression, anxiety, BPD, and other psychiatric disorders. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly 20 percent of people who suffer from a mental illness meet the criteria for substance abuse.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance abuse is a treatable illness. Studies show that the most successful treatment plans include behavioral therapy.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is beneficial in that its skills allow you to live in the moment and experience the feelings that you may have previously been trying to numb through substance abuse. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is helpful in changing the damaging mindsets and beliefs that may cause you to turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is another evidence-based treatment that is effective when it comes to making a recovery from substance abuse.
When substance abuse co-occurs with a mental illness, both diagnoses should be treated so that you can completely heal from both.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a body image problem. It is defined as a preoccupation with one or more perceived defects in one’s appearance which other people can hardly notice or do not believe to be important. In addition, the symptoms must also either cause significant distress or handicap. For example, someone with BDD might avoid certain social and public situations to prevent themselves from feeling uncomfortable and worrying that people are rating them negatively. Alternatively a person may enter such situations but remain very self conscious. He or she may camouflage themselves excessively to hide their perceived defect by using heavy make up, brushing their hair in a particular way, changing their posture, or wearing heavy clothes. They may spend several hours a day thinking about their perceived defect and asking themselves questions that cannot be answered (for example, ”Why was I born this way?”, “If only my nose was straighter and smaller”) They may feel compelled to repeat certain time consuming behaviours including (i) Checking their appearance in a mirror or reflective surface; (ii) Seeking reassurance about their appearance; (iii) Checking by feeling their skin with their fingers; (iv) Cutting or combing their hair to make it “just so”; (v) Picking their skin to make it smooth (v)Comparing themselves against models in magazines or people in the street.
PTSD develops following exposure to one or more traumatic events. These events cause intense fear during which the individual may feel like they (or someone very close to them) are about to die or experience serious harm. Traumatic events go beyond daily stressful events and can include: physical and sexual assault; accidents and road traffic accidents; natural disasters; witnessing someone being badly injured or killed; experiencing war and torture.
People experience a combination of the following symptoms: (i) Re-experiencing symptoms including (i) Unwanted thoughts and memories of the trauma, flashbacks, and nightmares; (ii) Avoidance symptoms such as avoiding talking about the trauma, thinking about it or feelings associated with it, and avoiding reminders of the trauma such as people, places or activities; (iii) Hyperarousal symptoms such as being overly alert or watchful and feeling jumpy.
SAD is an anxiety disorder in which people experience a distressing amount of anxiety whenever they are in a feared social or performance situation. A social situation is any situation that involves interacting with other people. A performance situation is a situation in which a person is concerned that what they are doing in public is being scrutinised or judged by others. Although it is normal for people to sometimes feel anxious in social situations, SAD is diagnosed when the social anxiety significantly interferes in a person’s life and stops them from doing things that they would otherwise like to do.
People with SAD are concerned that they will do or say something that will be humiliating or embarrassing. They often fear that other people will see them blush, sweat, tremble or otherwise look anxious.
Specific phobia is an anxiety disorder in which there is a marked fear or avoidance of a specific object or situation. Common examples of specific phobias include (i) The sight of blood or injury; (ii) Birds; (iii) Insects (iv) Animals; (v) Heights; (vi) Dentists; (vii) Spiders.
The fear revolves around becoming anxious when in contact with the object or situation and immediately provokes an anxiety response or acute symptoms of panic. At this stage the person may wish to escape or avoid any contact with the object, situation or fear. On occasions life activities can become restricted because of it. The person is able to recognize the fear is exaggerated but is unable to eliminate the fear or reduce the avoidance.
Emetophobia is the common name for a Specific Phobia of Vomiting (SPOV). This is an anxiety disorder in which an individual has an overwhelming fear of vomiting whilst alone or in public. They may also have a fear of witnessing others vomiting.
Sufferers can experience a combination of the following: (i) Complete preoccupation with this fear; (ii) Panic; (iii) Fear of losing control; (iv) Fear of becoming very ill; (v) Fear that others will find them repulsive. As a result, people try too hard to avoid a wide range of situations or activities that they believe might increase the risk of vomiting. This can significantly interfere in a person’s life and stop them from doing things that they would otherwise like to do.
We all worry from time to time, as if silently talking to ourselves about possible bad outcomes. Uncontrollable worry is common at times of stress, and is the central feature of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) which is a common, chronic and disabling problem. Uncontrollable worry may be due to: (i) unhelpful mental habits which focus on threat, (ii) difficulty deliberately shifting mental focus away from threat.
This marked fear may cause people to try to avoid and/or distract themselves from their thoughts and feelings or to escape from or avoid situations that remind them of illness or death eg avoiding going to the doctor or reading about illness in the media. Alternatively people may seek repeated reassurance from friends, doctors or repeated visits to A&E Departments to find out the cause of their symptoms. This preoccupation with health can also significantly affect relationships with family and friends as the sufferer may appear uninterested and distant.