Evidence Based Psychological

Finding a Treatment That Works

Psychotherapists may have received their trainings from different “school of thoughts” or treatment approaches on how to effectively reduce clients’ psychological symptoms and functional impairments. Some of these treatment approaches are based on scientific evidence that indicates success in symptom reduction and improvement in quality of life for a significant number of individuals suffering from the same problems. However, some treatments are offered with little or no scientific evidence.

Our Approach

At Wise Mind Centre, we are committed to provide evidence-based psychological treatments with competence and compassion. Evidence- based practice refers to adherence to psychological treatment approaches and strategies that are based on scientific evidence.


Evidence Based Psychological Treatments

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and behavior activation are some of the most commonly-used evidence-based treatment approaches for psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder among children, adolescents and adults.

For more information about what CBT is and what to expect from CBT, please visit the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Behavior Therapies website. 



Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Another approach that has shown promises for difficult-to-treat psychological problems is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is an effective treatment for individuals with emotion dysregulation problems who often rely on ineffective, sometimes self destructive, and/or avoidance strategies to cope (e.g., substance use, self harm, binge eating, gambling).

 For more information about the effectiveness of DBT and for whom DBT may work, please visit DBT Research Evidence and How DBT Helps.

How to Book an Appointment


New Clients

Please complete our online referral form.

You may also book an appointment with some of our clinicians who accept online booking.

Existing Clients

Head to our online booking site to book, modify or cancel an appointment.

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change

Carl Rogers

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself

Thigh Nhat Hanh

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward

C. S. Lewis