Experience Change with Behavioral Therapeutics
Treat your mental health as you would your physical health...after all, this is your overall health and one blends into the other. However, we still tend to value our physical selves over our mental by prepaying for gym memberships and recognizing regular maintenance is key to optimizing our health. You may be surprised at how one can benefit from doing the same with your mental health.
All About Therapy
Learn all about Marlowe Gelmon
Marlowe brings more than 15 years of professional experience in Behavioral Therapy Practices & Research. She has published more than 35 professional articles, book chapters, reviews and has presented as Key Note Speaker at Local, National, and International Conferences.
Marlowe runs Behavioral Intervention programming for ADHD, Parenting, Emotional Wellness, Relationship Health & Vocational Transitions.
Marlowe provides comprehensive Behavioral Strategies and guidance using the concepts and methodology of PVT/ DBT and CBT approaches to Therapy, in conjunction with extensive application of Behavioral Neuroscience.
~Keynote Speaker (CBC Radio. Global News) and Writer (Today's Parent Magazine 2013)
"Parenting is always filled with new challenges. I am here to help you and your child or teen overcome some of these challenges "
Through the use of various methods and collaborative treatment measures, you will develop life-changing habits to help cope with life’s various obstacles. My therapy sessions are designed to dissect points of concern & provide effective tools/strategies to overcome challenges.
Children who have Autism, ADHD and Behavioral Disorders (Early Adolescents and Teens) can receive a broad range of therapies. Typically, they include a combination of behavior therapy, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and social skills training. In addition, parents should receive training on how to work with their children at home. Ideally, parents, teachers and therapists will all work together to integrate their approaches across the child’s daily life. When behavioral therapies are not enough to curb harmful behaviors, the family may want to discuss other options, such as adding medication, with their child’s doctor. It’s crucial that this discussion – and the highly personal decision that results – include consideration of benefits balanced against side effects.
Our interventions are gentle, respectful.
The methods we use are grounded in our philosophy of embracing and celebrating neurodiversity, respecting every individual, nurturing growth, and building on each person’s strengths to overcome challenges.
Behavioral Therapies seek to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. They function on the idea that all behaviors are learned and that unhealthy behaviors can be changed. The focus of treatment is often on current maladaptive behaviors and how to change them.
Play therapy is a form of therapy used primarily for children. That’s because children may not be able to process their own emotions or articulate problems to parents or other adults.
While it may look like an ordinary playtime, play therapy can be much more than that.
A trained therapist can use playtime to observe and gain insights into a child’s problems. The therapist can then help the child explore emotions and deal with unresolved trauma. Through play, children can learn new coping mechanisms and how to redirect inappropriate behaviors.
Parent Child Relationship Therapy
Child-Parent Relationship Therapy is a play-based treatment program for young children presenting with behavioral, emotional, social, and attachment concerns. At the heart of CPRT is the premise that a secure parent child relationship is the essential factor for children's well-being. In a supportive group environment, parents learn skills to respond more effectively to their children's emotional and behavioral concerns.
The goal of CPRT is to strengthen the quality of the parent-child attachment bond as a means of reducing child behavior problems and stress in the parent-child relationship. CPRT was developed for children ages 3- 8, but has been adapted for use with toddlers and preadolescents.
In CPRT, parents are taught specific skills that focus on enhancing a secure attachment with their child and helping parents attune to and respond to their child's underlying needs to address symptoms. Parents also learn to effectively limit their child's misbehavior. In CPRT, parents implement the skills in weekly play sessions with their child and get feedback on their skills from a certified CPRT facilitator.
Please contact us to learn about our competitive rates. Some services may be covered through extended health care or other insurance plans. Service Support Providers such as FSCD (Family Supports for Children with Disabilities) or PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities) or other Government services, may cover the cost of this service for persons who qualify through their programs.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices, and which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems. In the most basic sense, SFBT is a hope friendly, positive emotion eliciting, future-oriented vehicle for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining desired behavioral change.
This approach enables the client to come to terms with negative feelings, which may have caused emotional problems, and develop inner resources. The objective is for the client to become able to see himself as a person, with the power and freedom to change, rather than as an object.
This therapy focuses on the whole of the client’s experience, including feelings, thoughts and actions. The client gains self-awareness in the `here and now’ by analyzing behavior and body language and talking about bottled up feelings.
Divorce Mediation/Child-Centered Model
Separating and divorcing couples have the opportunity to control the decisions that affect their lives
Children and family members benefit from decreased conflict
Mediation is less costly than litigation
Communication and cooperation is promoted by mediation
Mediation facilitates effective negotiation
Mediated agreements are often met with more compliance
Family matters– in separation and in family business - are resolved without the divisiveness created by court systems. Families must continue to function with some contact due to kinship ties.
Family mediation is a process in which a third party (trained mediator) assists separating couples, families, and family businesses to develop solutions to a variety of presenting issues. The mediation process can enhance cooperation and communication which facilitates the development of personalized oral and/or written agreements.
Mediators are professionals with specific training in mediation who come from a variety of backgrounds such as law, social work, psychology and conflict resolution.
Common Issues Addressed By Family Mediation:
Divorce and Separation
Family Business Plans
Multi-party family issues
Adult children of aging parents (planning)
Parenting Plans, property, financial
Mediators have expertise in developmentally sensitive parenting plans where infants and young children are involved.
Interested parties may book an individual pre-mediation session. The individual session helps the mediator to assess safety and comfort of the parties and the ability of each person to negotiate on their own behalf.
All parents attend an individual session initially and then they attend joint sessions thereafter.
Fees must be paid in full at the beginning of each appointment unless third party payment arrangements have been made in advance. We accept payment by cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Interact e-Transfer.
Receipts that are not submitted for insurance claims may be tax deductible.
Employee and Family Assistance Programs” (EFAP)
Several local employers will pay for short-term counselling services for their employees under “Employee and Family Assistance Programs” (EFAP). Such services may include counselling, training, assessments, and workshops. Please check with your employer.
EFAP programs are designed to help employees and their families deal with issues that affect their life. Personal problems and work stress can result in increased absenteeism, lower productivity and work place conflicts. We can offer help that will get struggling employees back on track. This results in a more stable workforce and increased productivity on the job. We can also offer proactive programming to preserve employees’ wellness such as Lunch and Learns to educate them on workplace issues. Talk to your employer about setting up an EFAP to cover your counselling sessions.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
- Wed., Mar. 19Calgary, AB
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- Sun., Mar. 22100 Misty Morning DrMar. 22, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.100 Misty Morning Dr, 100 Misty Morning Dr, Calgary, AB T3Z 2Z7, CanadaA supportive and fun program designed to assist children in developing and maintaining healthy self-esteem. Lessons covered include negative and positive self-talk, managing peer pressure, self-care, and building confidence in being oneself!
- Sun., Feb. 23Elbow Valley Residents ClubFeb. 23, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Elbow Valley Residents Club, 100 100 Misty Morning Dr, Calgary, AB T3Z 2Z7, CanadaADHD is NOT one size fits all! Join me for an open discussion on the 7 distinct types of ADHD. Explore together how the brain functions with ADHD. Learn effective teaching, parenting strategies, how to teach/learn self regulation and see the joy and gift ADHD brings to the world!
- Wed., Feb. 19Dalhousie Community AssociationFeb. 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Dalhousie Community Association, 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V6, CanadaYou don't need to let your child off the hook just because you think they are too young to understand rules and consequences.... Learn the "NO DRAMA" and WHOLE BRAIN way to calm the chaos and nurture your child's mind.