Specialty Groups

We are individuals, with our own story to tell.

A cornerstone of our treatment at Thorpe is the understanding that each client comes with an individual story and experience. During treatment we do everything to honour each clients uniqueness through a custom tailored combination of therapies designed to unlock the greatest potential for healing and growth.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a gentle and effective tool for treating trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, and physical discomfort. EFT is based on the theory that disruptions in the body’s energy system cause disturbing emotions. This treatment involves tapping on certain points of the body while focusing on the problem causing the disturbing emotions.

EFT balances the body’s energies. This relieves upset emotions by leaving the memory of the problem behind while eliminating the emotional charge that comes with it. As the client removes the emotional response to memory, the result brings positive changes in thinking. This therapy is easy to learn and ideal for self-help, allowing clients to self and manage triggers in the future.

  1. Safety as the overarching goal (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behaviour and emotions).
  2. Integrated treatment (working on both PTSD and substance abuse at the same time).
  3. A focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both PTSD and substance abuse.
  4. Four content areas: cognitive, behavioural, interpersonal, case management.
  5. Attention to clinician processes (helping clinicians work on counter transference, self-care, and other issues.)

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse developed by Lisa M. Najavits, PhD at Boston University. It embodies a compassionate tone that honours what clients have survived and respects their strengths.

As of July, 2017 Seeking Safety is now a part of treatment for all of our clients.

Asking for Help
Setting Boundaries in Relationships
Healthy Relationships
Compassion
Creating Meaning
Discovery
Recovery Thinking
Taking Good Care of Yourself
Commitment
Integrating the Split Self
Self Nurturing
Life Choices