My Approach

I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, along with a range of other therapeutic components that are research informed.  I use a psychodynamic approach that draws upon aspects of these therapies in order to help people come to understand what interferes and blocks their mental health and wellbeing. My goal is to help people resolve distressing symptoms, heal from root causes of issues, and guide them in their journey to mental health.

What is EMDR?

Researched through numerous controlled studies, EMDR has been found to be a highly effective approach to Trauma therapy. The idea behind EMDR is that traumatic events are not processed at the time they happened but are instead "locked" into the brain. Without processing, these preserved memories can be suddenly "triggered" by sights, sounds, smells, emotions, and sensations. EMDR allows the brain to return and process these memories in a safe way using alternating eye movements, hand taps or sounds. EMDR is a complex procedure and can only be done by a properly trained therapist. EMDR is recognized by the World Health Organization, the American Psychological Association, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and many satisfied EMDR clients worldwide. (See www.EMDRIA.com and www.EMDRCanada.com) 

What is CBT?

CBT is a psychotherapy that is based on our thoughts (cognitions) that we formulate around an event or a situation. CBT looks at the way that individuals interpret a situation, which is closely connected to their reaction to the situation.

CBT is helping clients change their unhelpful thinking and behaviors that lead to enduring improvement in their mood and functioning.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing practice. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits. Many studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness.

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Contact Me

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Brigitte Neufeld, M.Ed.,RP

Office location:

    Bloor Street West & Christie Street 

     Toronto, ON    

To book your first appointment or for further inquiries call or email:

phone: 647-867-9076

email:  neuf85@gmail.com

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