Therapists/Clinicians at Dr. Bhardwaj & Associates support clients with an integrative approach uniquely suitable to their needs, goals and concerns. Clinicians employ a variety of psycho-educational techniques to engage clients effectively. Creative activities are used to encourage and build confidence in clients.
Our team is compassionate focussed to support and help the clients. Eclectic and evidence-based approaches are employed as tailored techniques. There are a variety of evidence based, well researched strategies that can help support individuals coping with the above listed categories. We aim at building an effective, trustful, confidential therapeutic relationship with the client in order to support. In our clinic, we have a specialized team of multi-lingual therapists, that can offer a wide range of approaches as per client’s needs and comfort. Clients are empathetically offered psycho-education to help in symptom management and understanding of what they are experiencing.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: According to APA, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) encourages people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them.
It may seem confusing at first, but ACT paired with mindfulness-based therapy offers clinically effective treatment.
Medical conditions such as anxiety, depression, OCD, addictions, and substance abuse can all benefit from ACT and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
ACT develops psychological flexibility and is a form of behavioral therapy that combines mindfulness skills with the practice of self-acceptance. When aiming to be more accepting of your thoughts and feelings, commitment plays a key role. In the case of ACT, you commit to facing the problem head-on rather than avoiding your stresses. Imagine committing to actions that help you facilitate your experience and embrace any challenge. Source: https://positivepsychology.com/act-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy/
Mindfulness Meditation (English), (Punjabi): Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body. Mindfulness techniques can vary, but in general, mindfulness meditation involves a breathing practice and awareness of body and mind.
According to APA, it is a type of meditation in which a person focuses attention on his or her breathing and thoughts, feelings, and sensations are experienced freely as they arise. Mindfulness meditation is intended to enable individuals to become highly attentive to sensory information and to focus on each moment as it occurs. We also provide Mindfulness Meditation on line in various languages e.g. Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi. To read benefits of mindfulness please click on link: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/07-08/ce-corner
According to APA, Narrative Therapy is a treatment for individuals, couples, or families that helps them reinterpret and rewrite their life events into true but more life-enhancing narratives or stories. Narrative therapy posits that individuals are primarily meaning-making beings who are the linguistic authors of their lives and who can reauthor their life stories by learning to deconstruct them, by seeing patterns in their ways of interpreting life events or problems, and by reconstruing problems or events in a more helpful light.
Solution focused therapy is an evidence based brief psychotherapy that focuses on problems in the here and now, with specific goals that the client views as important to achieve in a limited time.
According to APA, motivational interviewing is a client-centered yet directive approach for facilitating change by helping people to resolve ambivalence and find intrinsic reasons for making needed behavior change. Originally designed for people with substance use disorders, motivational interviewing is now broadly applied in health care, psychotherapy, correctional, and counseling settings. It is particularly applicable when low intrinsic motivation for change is an obstacle. Rather than advocating for and suggesting methods for change, this approach seeks to elicit the client’s own goals, values, and motivation for change and to negotiate appropriate methods for achieving it.
According to APA, DBT isa flexible, stage-based therapy that combines principles of behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and mindfulness. It establishes a “dialectic” between helping individuals to accept the reality of their lives and their own behaviors on the one hand and helping them learn to change their lives, including dysfunctional behaviors, on the other. Its underlying emphasis is on helping individuals learn both to regulate and to tolerate their emotions. DBT is designed for especially difficult-to-treat patients, such as those with borderline personality disorder.Book Appointment