DR SHERRI BRUCE REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST offers therapy to help adults, children, and couples overcome their hurdles, change behavioural patterns and better their emotional health.
Issues you may want help with include:
Sometimes, life is overwhelming and even the smallest tasks can seem daunting. In such circumstances, you may find it difficult to turn your mind away from the problems of the past to focus on the present and future. If this is you, Dr. Sherri Bruce will use solution-focused therapy to guide you through future-oriented questions and small, do-able goals that lead to behavioural changes and measurable, positive outcomes.
If you have experienced a disturbing or traumatic event, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can help. It utilizes external stimuli to address past memories, present triggers and anxiety about future experiences. This method has proven to be effective for processing emotions, reformulating negative beliefs and reducing physiological arousal by targeting thinking and reprocessing the thoughts to more adaptive responses.
Emotionally focused therapy is an experiential and systemic therapy that focuses on helping partners shift the emotional responses that maintain their negative interactional patterns. Through a series of nine steps and approximately 8 to 20 sessions, Dr. Bruce can lead you and your partner away from conflict and deadlock into new bonding interactions that leave you with a renewed sense of love and a stronger connection than before.
Dr. Sherri Bruce uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to address the thought processes and behaviours that impact how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically. Exploring the underlying thoughts, beliefs and values that influence your perceptions is a powerful way to set new pattern and achieve a healthier mindset and wellbeing.
The Gottman Method was developed by Dr. John Gottman and his wife Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman in the 1980s. It is an evidence-based form of couple’s therapy that strives to assist couples in achieving a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, empathy, and connectedness within their relationships that ultimately leads to heightened intimacy and interpersonal growth. By combining therapeutic interventions with couple’s exercises, this type of therapy helps couples identify and address the natural defenses that hinder effective communication and bonding.
The principle goals of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Fees are in accordance with the BC College of Psychologists recommended rates.
If you have "extended health care insurance" or an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), inquire whether your policy includes psychological services.
Some plans pay, in full or in part, for the services of a psychologist. It is important to be certain of the details before contracting services.