Holistic Evidence Based Care
Our Psychologists and couples therapists are trained to work with a diverse range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and more.
We use a holistic, evidence-based care approach to therapy that is uniquely considered for each individual and their needs.
Evidence-based practice applies research-based treatment tailored to meet people's needs, preferences, and cultural expectations.
With evidence-based care, psychologists consider three criteria to decide what therapeutic techniques to use:
What the research literature says is helpful for this problem
The clinician's training and judgment
The values, culture, and preferences of the person needing help
These three factors comprise the "three-legged stool" of evidence-based mental health care. The client doesn't get the best outcome if one of the "legs" is missing.
Types of Therapy
Having a general understanding of the various therapeutic approaches can help you better prepare for therapy.
Most of our Psychologists at Ikigai Psychology Clinic are trained in multiple approaches. During treatment, you can collaborate with your psychologist to discuss what therapy may best align with your needs and preferences.
You can read more about what kind of therapies our Psychologists practice on this page or read their bio to learn more about their therapeutic style and expertise.
*These are only some of the therapies practised by our Psychologists. Please find out more about what therapies our Psychologists practice on our team's page.
Tips For Therapy
Understand Your Needs:
- Reflect on your specific concerns, symptoms, and goals. Consider whether you're dealing with issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, or other mental health challenges. Look at our Psychologists' profiles and check whether their area of interest matches your concern,
Research Different Therapeutic Approaches:
Learn about various therapeutic approaches. Common types include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, and others. Try to understand the basic principles and techniques associated with each approach.
Consider Evidence-Based Practices:
Look into therapies supported by research and have evidence of effectiveness for your issues. Many treatments, including CBT, have substantial evidence supporting their efficacy.
Therapy aims to improve overall mental health and well-being, enhance coping mechanisms, and promote personal growth and positive change. Remember that therapy is a collaborative process; finding the right fit is essential for a positive therapeutic experience.
Life concerns we can support with
Borderline Personality Disorder
Emotional Regulations Issues
Increased/Decrease need for sleep
Lack of intimacy
Fear of Abandonment
Body Image Issues
Moved to a new city
Lack of friends