Therapy


The goal of therapy is to allow each individual to increase awareness of the thoughts and feelings that are driving behaviour and to work on strategies for replacing maladaptive patterns with adaptive ones.   The clinicians at Dr. Spere and Associates employ empirically supportive interventions to achieve this goal (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and together with the individual will choose the intervention that is best suited.  Clinicians work collaboratively with each child/teen to set goals and to develop a treatment plan.  Therapy sessions are typically one-on-one, but parents will sometimes join the session at the beginning to provide an update and at the end to learn about what they can do at home to support the goals of that session.  Therapy sessions will differ for each person depending on the current concerns of the individual, their goals, and their progress on working on those goals.   Some individuals see progress quickly in therapy, while for others progress is slower.  This can depend on what the presenting problems are, the frequency of sessions, the goals, and the amount of work done in between sessions.