Impulse Control Disorders therapists in North Vancouver, British Columbia BC, Canada CA
Counsellor/Therapist, MSW, RCC (#0843), RSW (#11561), Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Life-Coach, Hypnotherapist, Advanced Neurofeedback Trainer
Impulse control disorders can be greatly helped through working with the central nervous system and brain using neurofeedback and positive reframing hypnosis. When the nervous system and brain are balanced and experience a state of calm healthy new programs can be given to the body and mind.
43 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counsellor, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
Struggling with impulse control involves difficulties with regulating emotions or behaviours. The struggle to control emotions and behaviours often leads people to feel regretful about something that they did or said. “I wish I hadn’t cried in public” or “If only I hadn’t lashed out at him” are common signs of people struggling to control their impulses. In working together to help you gain more control, I will introduce mindfulness into therapy and values-oriented work from the acceptance and commitment therapy model. Mindfulness helps us become more aware of our thoughts, emotions, and physiology so that we have more control over our actions. Values work helps us act in line with how we deeply want to behave, which is fundamental to the healing process. Once clients identify their values and have tools to act more mindfully they often say that they have gained renewed trust in their ability to behave in ways that makes them proud and fulfilled rather than upset and regretful. If you are someone struggling with impulse control, feel free to contact me. I would be happy to help you on your journey towards mindfulness.
12 Years Experience
Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs) is a term used to describe a number of ongoing repetitive self-grooming behaviours (including hair-pulling - Trichotillomania, skin-picking – Excoriation Disorder/Dermatillomania, nail-biting, teeth-grinding) that can cause lots of distress (e.g., shame, isolation) and impairment (e.g., avoidance of social situations, missed school, pain, hair loss) despite efforts to try and stop these behaviours.BFRBs are not simple habits that are easy to just stop if one tries hard enough. Seeking a specialized therapist is often needed to learn management and coping skills. BFRBs are thought to be more common than once believed, affecting at least 2-5% of the general population. Unfortunately, despite being widespread, few doctors are aware of how to effectively treat these disorders leaving many individuals and their families confused and frightened about where to begin. Fortunately, at MindFit, we have treatment experts that offer comprehensive assessments as well as specialized and effective treatments for BFRBs. MindFit’s approach to treating BFRBs involves (generally) a 10 session weekly Habit Busters program based on the Comprehensive Behavioural (ComB) treatment for BFRBs and involved additional components including Habit Reversal Training (which includes awareness training, competing response training, and social support), stimulus control procedures (considering environmental changes that make it harder to pick, pull etc.), distress tolerance and mindfulness strategies, and cognitive behavioural therapy (which includes addressing maladaptive/unhelpful thoughts that may contribute to pulling as well as that may impact her sense of confidence). The program is followed by biweekly to monthly booster sessions to help maintain gains. Handouts are sent ahead of each session and participants graduate from the program with a toolbox of strategies to manage BFRBs.
8 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, M.A., M.Sc., RP
Impulsive behaviours can sometimes have a negative (sometimes long lasting impact). Utilizing Behavioural techniques and working to control these impulsive behaviours can lead to better decision making and positive and healthy habits.
7 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSW, RSW, RSSW
At Reflection Centre, we provide support and treatment for individuals struggling with impulse control disorders. Our experienced therapists help clients develop strategies to manage impulsive behaviors, such as compulsive shopping, kleptomania, and pyromania. We understand that impulse control disorders can be challenging and impact many areas of an individual's life. That's why we offer a safe and non-judgmental environment for individuals to explore their feelings and develop the skills they need to live a healthy, balanced life.
30 Years Experience