Goals of Treatment
Dr. Gwen Jenkins
Life can bring a wealth of positive experiences and good feelings, but it can also bring situations and feelings that are painful and which can make you feel 'stuck'. Although mindful of your past experiences, my goal is to work with you to develop strategies to manage or overcome some of the present-day emotional pain that is impairing your quality of life. I work collaboratively with you, in a way that honours your values and beliefs, to find solutions that are manageable and that fit with your life circumstances. I use an integrative approach to treatment, which means that I principally adhere to a cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) model, but that I incorporate other treatment modalities, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), positive psychology and mindfulness-based approaches, to provide the most appropriate support for your specific needs.