Problems and pain are part of life. We can't avoid struggle, but we can use these experiences as opportunities for growth. My work is to help you tap into your resilience and us it to create the life you desire for yourself, your relationship with a
partner, or your children.
I grew up in the country in the North Thompson Valley, BC. My parents were very involved in serving people in the community, being that my father was the local Pastor. I had many challenges in childhood due to an undiagnosed learning disability and having Attention Deficient Disorder (ADD). I struggled in school and wondered why it was so difficult. My self-worth suffered, no matter how much my parents reassured me that I simply learned differently than others.
- I describe the main evidence-based approaches that I use in therapy below. I've also been trained in many other methods and only use those that are appropriate for each client's issues and goals.
An Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Approach
- EFT has 30 years of research supporting its effectiveness. Based on the principles of attachment science, it assists you repairing ruptures within yourself and with significant others in your life. It may seem easier to forget, ignore or rationalize challenging or painful emotions. However, emotions can't be healed by suppressing or trying to reason with them. To overcome challenging feelings (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger, etc.), you need to work with them directly.
Emotionally[am1] Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)
- In individual emotion focused psychotherapy, we work with your emotions for the purpose of having more engaged and secure relationships with your partner or with your children.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
- In EFT, couples or family (parent-child) therapy, I help you resolve conflicts and repair past hurts to create secure and lasting bonds with each other. The goal is to increase feelings of trust, security and closeness within your closest relationships. When your connection to one another is stronger, problems are easier to resolve.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- CBT is one of the most researched methods of psychotherapy that has been practiced for over 60 years. CBT is often used for anxiety and depression and can be as effective as medication for some types of depression. CBT challenges negative thoughts, beliefs, and self-sabotaging behaviours and replaces them with new ones. When you change your thoughts and beliefs, your feelings also become more positive.
The Internal Family Systems Model of Therapy (IFS)
- IFS is used to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other problems and has a body of research showing its effectiveness. IFS works to explore, heal, and integrate different parts of yourself. Many of these parts are in your subconscious and play a role in your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
- Master of Social Work
- Complete class trainings 1 and 2 in Emotionally-Focused Therapy for couples
Adam Moilliet ReachesKamloops BC