cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy that is hands-on, goal oriented and short-term. CCS uses CBT to understand the situations that individuals may be struggling with. The counsellor and client will work together to develop and build new coping skills to apply to the client’s life. This can be completed in weekly sessions of one hour each. Depending on each person and his/her unique circumstances, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to develop new skills and learn how to apply those skills to your life. The purpose of CBT is to learn how to change your thinking in order to change your behaviours and feelings, so that you can navigate situations in life more effectively. 

Dialectical behavioral therapy

DBT is becoming more popular within Saskatchewan, and is proven to be successful for people with personality disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT is similar to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. One of the main goals of DBT is to teach the individual how to live in the present moment and to be mindful of his/her thoughts and feelings. Learning to regulate your emotions is also a primary component of DBT. 

Christian counselling

 Christian counselling is offered at CCS. We focus on prayer and biblical teachings, and on looking at the whole person: body, mind, soul and spirit. When utilizing Christian counselling techniques, we focus on bringing hope back into your life through prayer and scripture, in order to become closer to Jesus Christ.

family & addiction

At CCS we utilize the 12-step program and truly believe in this technique for families and individuals experiencing addictions. We see addictions as a family disease that affects each individual in the family and not just the individual with addictions. CCS offers individual counselling for those struggling with addictions and also for family members and friends of the person with addictions. CCS will also assist families to support their loved one without enabling the behaviour. 

Talk therapy

Talk therapy is a very simple and useful technique. We will listen to your thoughts and feelings and guide you to better understand those thoughts and feelings. Techniques to change your emotions and/or negative thought patterns will be discussed and addressed. 

mental health

When addressing mental health issues, CCS uses a variety of techniques to support the individual, such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), strengths-based therapy and talk therapy. All individuals experience different psychological challenges at different points in their life. Not every technique will work for everyone. This is why we assess the individual first, and then determine what therapy is most suited to your needs and your situation.  

divorce

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes things don’t work out the way we had envisioned. CCS offers divorce counselling for adults, as well as for children who may be experiencing stress, anxiety or behavioural issues. Family Systems Therapy is one of the models used for families going through divorce. This therapy looks at each individual’s actions and behaviours and how it affects the family as a whole. We also look at birth order as a way to glean more information about how emotional issues may develop. 

individual issues in relationships

Focusing on individual relationship issues can be very powerful. This can be relationship issues within a marriage or family. This could also be your relationship with yourself. We also focus on life transitions and on balancing roles, such as parenting, household and work roles. We will assess your strengths, behaviours and boundaries, as well as look at the decision-making process and how to utilize that in your own life. 

Strength base counselling

Strengths-based theory is another psychotherapy offered at CCS. This therapy may be used for individuals with low self-esteem, depression or anxiety, or those who are in abusive relationships. This therapy focuses on building upon your inherent strengths and on helping you develop coping skills.