The Spark All Wellness team is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities. Your therapist will use different techniques and skills depending on your therapeutic goals and preferences. Our team specializes in EMDR and EMDR for Kids. Learn more about the types of therapies we offer!
With art therapy, creative expression is used to improve a person’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Different types of materials and techniques are used to help an individual express themselves. This may include painting, drawing, sculpting or putting together collages. As an individuals expresses themselves creatively, they are able to work through personal challenges, express their emotions, and gain self-awareness.
Art therapy is commonly used with children, but may be used for adolescents and adults. It is particularly helpful if someone has difficulties finding words to express their feelings. It allows a free-flow of unconscious thoughts which are then expressed creatively. Thus, it’s an effective technique to help externalize feelings and thoughts that are difficult to community. Art therapy can help with processing emotions, improving self-esteem, reducing stress, decreasing anxiety, and develop coping skills. It can also help with connection and communication with others.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of therapy intended to help
people who have had traumatic experiences in their lifetime. During EMDR, a therapist will take you through guided eye movements and other forms of bilateral stimulation (e.g., tapping or tones) while you recall the traumatic event or negative thoughts you are seeking support for. Recalling the events or emotions this way can help reduce the distress associated with them. It is used for a variety of mental health concerns, including PTSD, other traumas, anxiety and depression. The goals of EMDR include reducing the intensity of symptoms, improved emotional regulation, and increased self-esteem.
We specialize in EMDR therapy for children.
Humanistic therapy is an umbrella term for a range of different types of therapy that focus on a person’s unique potential and strengths. Instead of concentrating on what is wrong with a person in therapy, this type of therapy works from the understanding that you are inherently lovable and worthy. In therapy, we identify and work through internal blocks to self-acceptance and personal growth, helping you replace self doubt with self confidence, and create a more meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself.
Mindfulness-based therapy is a therapeutic approach that integrates mindfulness and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). It aims to help individuals cultivate awareness and acceptance of their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. The goal of mindfulness-based therapy is to reduce the distress caused by thoughts, emotions and experiences to improve overall well-being. The exact approach will depend on your needs and therapist. However, you will be encouraged to engage in meditation and/or mindfulness practices. This may include breathing exercises, mindful movement, and body scans. As part of mindfulness-based therapy, you may be asked to work towards identifying and challenging negative thought patterns so you can develop positive coping skills. This modality is used for a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, and chronic pain. By creating an increased sense of connection to the self and others, you can experience a greater sense of purpose in life.
Play therapy is most often used with children and involves using play as a way for children to communicate and express themselves. Kids naturally use play to explore their envornment and emotions. Thus, it is a great way to help children express their feelings and work through psychological issues. As part of play therapy, the therapist may use a variety of materials and techniques that are enaging to children. For example, puppets, dolls, art materials, or sand play. It is used in both individual and group settings for various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral difficulties, and can be used in individual or group therapy settings.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a collaborative approach to therapy that focuses on identifying and achieving goals in the present while keeping the future in mind. SFBT is widely used to help people with a range of psychological and emotional conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, and more. It is based on the belief that clients are experts in their own lives and have the capacity to resolve their own issues. By focusing on what’s working and what can be changed, SFBT offers a positive outlook and a sense of empowerment that can help clients achieve their desired outcomes quickly and efficiently.
Yoga therapy provides a holistic approach to healing, integrating the mind, body and spirit. It has been used to help reduce stress, enhance mood, contribute to improved sleep, and improve overall self-awareness. When working with a certified yoga therapy, your session will be tailored to your needs, goals, and preferences. This may include working through different physician postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayama), meditations, and other practices. At Spark All Wellness, we may use Trauma-Informed Yoga Method, which is tailored to address the specific needs of individuals who have experienced trauma. The goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can reconnect with your body, deepen emotional regulation, and develop self-awareness.
Specializing in EMDR.