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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:

  1. What the research literature says is helpful for this problem

  2. The clinician's training and judgment

  3. 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. 

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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. 

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.

Mental 
Health

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

Neuro-

developmental

Concerns

ADHD

Autism 

Complex

Trauma

Borderline Personality Disorder

Dissociative Disorders

Emotional Regulations Issues

Self Harm

Anxiety

Generalised Anxiety

Social Anxiety 

Perfectionism

Specific Phobias

Panic Disorder

OCD

PTSD

Mood

Depression 

Low Mood

Mood Swings

Bipolar

Apathetic

Cyclothymic Disorder

Sleep

Insomnia

Nightmares

Daytime sleepiness

Disrupted Circadian 

Rhythm 

Increased/Decrease need for sleep

Gender Identity

Gender Dysphoria

Gender-Nonconformance

Gender Incongruence

Transgender

Intimacy Issues

Lack of intimacy

Fear of Abandonment

Communication Issues

Commitment Issues

Attachement Issues

Infidelity

Addiction

Substance Use

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Dependence

Food Addiction

Porn Addiction 

Sugar Addiction 

Caffeine Addiction

Body Image

Body Dysmorphia

Low Self-Esteem

Body Image Issues

Weight Gain

Weight Loss

Identity

Role transions

Adjustment issues

Moved to a new city

Lack of friends

New responsibilities

New Relationship

Recent breakup

Get the support you need

Book an appointment online to speak to our psychologist.

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