Individual Therapy

Person centered therapy focuses on the best interests of the client and allows for them to open up to their counsellor without fear of judgement.

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Therapies at Excel Treatment Center

Individual Therapy

Our one-to-one therapy process allows clients to explore their issues in a private and non-judgmental environment. There is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment; we deliver a bespoke program which is tailored to the individual needs of our clients. Listed below are just some of the therapeutic options which our center offers.

For those with severe anxiety, group sessions may be more difficult to handle, and they might prefer one on one theory for anonymity purposes. Oftentimes, one to one therapy and group therapy will be used together in a complimentary fashion during the rehabilitation journey. There are several different types of one to one therapy, each with their own unique benefits which can complement the recovery process effectively.

Understand the Role of Therapy

Group Therapy Exercises

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is a talking therapy that can assist in managing personal problems. By changing the way one thinks and behaves, CBT aims to rid our clients of the repetitive negative thoughts patterns which can leave them feeling trapped. CBT sessions usually take place for 30 or 60 minutes, weekly or bi-weekly, for between 5 and 20 sessions.

The therapist will encourage the client to break down their feelings, their thoughts, and their actions. Any feelings, thoughts, or actions that are not helpful to their recovery journey will be analyzed, and the therapist can advise the client on how to rid themselves of those things. Our clients will learn skills and practical tools from their therapist, in hopes that they will apply them to their daily life and see the results.

EMDR Therapy

The goal of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is to reduce the vividness of emotions associated with traumatic memories. The aim is to alter the way that traumatic memories are stored in the brain and reduce the problematic outcomes that occur when these negative memories are triggered by external stimuli. This is usually accomplished by undergoing structured therapy that encourages the client to think of a traumatic memory, while also experiencing a bilateral stimulation, typically eye movements.

Clients of EMDR usually undergo the therapy once or twice a week, for a total of 6 to 12 sessions. The sessions can happen on consecutive days without impacting the efficacy of the treatment. In order to target and effectively process a specific memory two to three sessions would be required.

  • Mindfulness

Understanding how to practice core mindfulness skills and apply them to everyday life.

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

This module intends to maximize positive outcomes in situations, by either changing a situation, reframing it, or resisting changes.

  • Distress Tolerance

Tolerating and surviving situations that could result in crisis is a necessary skill to overcome unpleasant experiences. Learning to accept things for what they are and minimizing the impact they have on the client’s well-being is the overall goal.

  • Emotion Regulation

The goal of this stage is to learn how to identify and label emotions. This will allow for more control over the client’s emotions, by recognizing the things that affect them negatively, and the barriers that stand in the way of positive emotions.

Person-Centered Therapy

Using the core concepts of self-actualization theory, person centered therapy is a talk therapy that focuses on the fulfilment of personal potentials. The length, frequency, and number of sessions can be decided by the client. Rather than receive a counsellor’s interpretation of their subconscious, person centered therapy allows the client to divulge how they perceive themselves consciously.

In order to fully achieve an environment where a client feels physically and emotionally free from threat, three conditions need to be met.

  • Sincerity

The client must have full trust in their counsellor, and the counsellor must show they are genuine and well-intentioned.

  • Empathy

The counsellor must show they understand the struggles of the client.

  • Consistent Positive Outlook

The counsellor must value their time with the client and never pass judgement.

Person centered therapy focuses on the best interests of the client and allows for them to open up to their counsellor without fear of judgement.

What We Offer

Therapy Options at Excel Center

Professional Counseling

How Does Individual Therapy Help

During individual counseling, clients engage in one-on-one treatment with a qualified mental health professional in a secure, empathetic, and private setting. Through exploration of feelings, attitudes, and behaviors, processing difficult or influential experiences, identifying elements of their lives they would like to change, developing a better understanding of themselves and others, setting personal goals, and working toward desired change are all possible through counseling.
Our evidence-based, comprehensive individual therapy programs can help you or a loved one today.


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Excel treatment has changed my life! The staff starting from the intake process, to all the clinicians are amazing! I really enjoy that. Most of the staff are in recovery and relate to me I have been shown so much support, understanding, and accommodation above and beyond!

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Excel Treatment Therapy Sessions

Sessions for individual psychotherapy typically run for 50 minutes. Your needs, treatment objectives, and progress will all play a major role in determining the frequency and length of therapy. While many issues can be handled quickly with short-term therapy, some more complicated or chronic issues necessitate long-term commitment before progress can be made. Research has demonstrated that psychotherapy prevents relapses of common disorders, including mild depression and anxiety, and that the benefits of effective therapy last even after the completion of the therapeutic process. In fact, many clients note improvements in their health even after therapy is over.