Scars remind us where we've been, they don't have to dictate where we're going.
- Author Unknown
This location provides care for clients in all areas of the Valley including, but not limited to,
Windsor, Hantsport, Grand Pre, Wolfville, Greenwich,
New Minas, Kentville, Centerville, Coldbrook, Berwick, & Greenwood.
Annapolis Valley Psychological Services (AVPS) offers a client-centered approach which reflects the importance of the therapeutic relationship, wherein the therapist is non-judgmental and accepting, and displays unconditional positive regard and empathy for the clients so they can make positive changes in their lives. This approach asserts that the quality of this relationship is one of the primary determinants of the therapy outcome.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based collaborative approach in which the psychologist teaches clients effective and practical skills to help them improve their emotional, physiological and behavioural states as they tackle various challenges in their daily lives. Since cognitive refers to one's cognition or thought processes, a primary theme in CBT is to identify and correct maladaptive thought patterns.