Columbia Integrated Health Centre is excited to provide services in Clinical Psychotherapy & Clinical Counseling, to
patients in the downtown New Westminster area along Columbia Street and
surrounding communities such as Queensborough, Burnaby, Coquitlam,
Surrey, & Vancouver.
“Talk Therapy” is commonly indicated to address problems with emotions (such as anxiety, frustration, depression), behavior (such as avoidance, “stuckness”, relationship conflict) and thinking (such as poor concentration, self-criticism, worry).
It is a collaborative effort between therapist and patient; it supports change, relief from pain, and is very much geared to increased wellbeing.
Talk therapy provided at CIH is grounded in principles of neuroscience. It is strengths-based, geared to identifying and developing individual capacity to liberate the mind’s natural drive to heal. Elements of effective models of therapy/counseling/coaching such as Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Mindfulness-based and Interpersonal therapies are applied in a customized treatment plan.
Outcomes often involve increased emotional regulation, balanced energy, a more relaxed and positive outlook, clearer thinking and renewed freedom to pursue personal goals.
“The human mind is a relational and embodied process that regulates the flow of energy and information. [The practice of] ‘mindsight’ permits us to direct the flow of energy and information toward integration. Integration is at the heart of wellbeing”. Neurobiologist and Psychiatry professor Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Columbia Integrated Health Centre
756 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Clinical Psychotherapist, Patti Gilbertson, OT., MA