Clinical Services


If you are needing help addressing any of the following, through Strategic Psychotherapy I can help.

This is a unique form of therapy through which we support our clients to design relevant Treatment Plans and set realistic goals. With the client’s cooperation and by following the cues and pointers that are offered during the sessions, clients begin to experience rapid transformation from as early as their first two sessions. Contact us today to address any concerns you may have with:


  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Insomnia (Sleep issues)
  • Addictions (to drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc.)
  • Confidence and many more

Treatment Plans & Goal setting for various Issues:

Prior to therapy sessions, we suggest the client familiarize themself with any (or more) of the below as a guide for deciding their own goals. These may be used to inform clients’ treatment plans and in therapy sessions. 

Goal: Develop strategies to reduce anxiety symptoms & improve coping skills
– To be free of panic episodes completely
– To recognize three anxiety-provoking situations and learn (and begin using) new ways of coping with such episodes
– Report feeling more positive about self and capabilities during therapy feedback sessions
– Develop strategies for thought distraction when preoccupying self with thoughts of things that could occur in the future
– Recognize and believe in own capabilities to deal with episodes of anxiety until completely overcome anxiety as an issue.

Goal: Be able to cope with routine life stressors and take things in stride

– Assess personal risk traits and resiliency traits and discuss the role each plays in coping with daily stresses during the time between therapy sessions
– Learn two ways to manage frustration in a positive manner
– Get 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night

– Talk out routine stress events during weekly therapy sessions
– Explore and resolve residual stress from ____ (e.g. years as a first responder)
– Adopt 3 new activities of interests that will help mitigate stress
– Exercise minimum 20minutes per day
– Learn and use meditation and relaxation techniques daily

Goal: Practice being free of drug, alcohol use and abuse

– Learn to avoid people, places and situations where temptation might be overwhelming
– Explore dynamics relating to being the child, father, mother, husband or wife of an alcoholic/addict and discuss them weekly at support group meetings
– Learn four triggers for alcohol & drug use
– Join support group/s
– Reach set number days, months, years of cleanliness and living a life of sobriety
– Celebrate sobriety with people who understand what it means to you to be sober

Goal: Maintain stable mood, or Improve overall mood, or Maintain even mood, or Increase ability to manage moods

– Learn two ways to manage frustration in a positive manner
– Be free of suicidal thoughts; call crisis hotline if having suicidal thoughts
– Report feeling more positive about self and abilities
– Report feeling happy/better mood (4 days out of 7)
– Get 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night
– Get through a week without a crying spell

Goal: Explore and resolve issues related to self-image

– Discuss life events that led to and/or reinforce a negative self image during weekly therapy
– Use positive self talk daily
– Exercise daily (or _____ times per week)
– Drop _____ pounds
– Report feeling more positive about self and abilities
– Use Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound (S.M.A.R.T) to plan and return to School/ Institute/ University and work on getting _____ (degree/diploma)
– Change jobs to one that you enjoy, that offers more pay better suits your skill set
– Openly discuss issues relating to sexuality and become comfortable with sexual identity
– Explore spirituality and the role it plays in the meaning and purpose of life
– Engage in volunteer work and/or other meaningful activity at least three hours each week, wherever possible

Goal: Get 7-8 hours of restful sleep each night

– Limit consumption of food and drinks before bed
– Limit intake of caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and chocolate after (noon meal)
– Cut back on things that may impede normal sleep patterns (e.g. alcohol and some medications ‘unless prescribed’)
– Be in bed by _____ each night
– Have 30 minutes of quiet time before going to bed each night (e.g. read, meditate)
– Avoid overly stimulating shows/movies/video games before bedtime

– Avoid watching TV and chatting on the phone while in bed
– If not asleep in 20 minutes, get up and do something for a bit, rather than try to force sleep
– Leave a paper and pen to write worries down instead of ruminating on them
– Learn best practices for sleep (cooler room, limit caffeine, calming time before bed)
– Listen to relaxation/meditation music to aid falling asleep

Goal: Explore and resolve grief and loss issues

– Give sorrow words – discuss issues of grief weekly with therapist
– Continue to explore and resolve issues of grief/loss as they arise
– Get through a week without a crying spell
– Learn about the typical 2-7 year process of grieving the loss of a loved one
– Explore spirituality and the role it plays in redefining views about the meaning and purpose of life
– Create (write/draw) a soul sketch of the deceased loved one
– Plan a memorial service for the anniversary of the loss
– Develop appropriate rituals to remember and honor _____

Goal: To stop smoking for good
– Specify by saying, I will stop smoking
– Measure, I will stop smoking through therapy
– Achieve it by saying, I will reduce smoking before therapy
– Relevant words to say, I will keep my focus on not smoking
– Time it by saying I will stop smoking by end of May
– Write down the benefits of not smoking e.g. health, cost etc.

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