Dr. Jenny Rogojanski’s therapeutic approach draws flexibly from her training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), as well as acceptance and mindfulness-based treatment approaches. Her style is genuine, collaborative and supportive, with a focus on creating a safe environment for therapeutic change and combining client strengths with evidence-based treatment principles. She works with each client to create a formulation and treatment plan that uniquely addresses their individual needs. Dr. Jenny strives to maintain a compassionate, non-judgmental, and engaged stance toward psychotherapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This is an umbrella term for a set of psychotherapeutic techniques that focus on thoughts and behaviours that can lead to problems, experimenting with new behaviours, as well as changing how one generally relates to their experiences. CBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy shown to be effective for a wide range of issues, such as depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, eating disorders, and substance abuse. It is a time-limited, present-focused, and structured treatment. For more information about CBT, click here.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy that was created to treat individuals who experience difficulty regulating their emotions and behaviours. It is a skills-based approach with the overarching goal of helping individuals create a life that feels worth living. The skills teach individuals to stay in the present moment, better tolerate distress and get through difficult situations without making them worse, replace harmful behaviours (e.g., self-harm) with more effective ones, better understand and manage their emotions, and improve their relationships and communication skills. For more information about DBT, click here.
Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Approaches
Mindfulness and acceptance-based techniques and practices are incorporated into CBT, DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These strategies involve staying in the present moment, on purpose, and without judgment. They teach you to be aware of your present-moment experiences (thoughts, emotions) without judging or reacting to them, or becoming overwhelmed by them. By staying in the present moment and accepting the experience as it is, we are often able to let go of the past and stop worrying about the future, which allows us to more fully experience the present and move toward our goals/values. These strategies have been shown to be helpful for a range of medical and psychological conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, stress, and depression. For more information about mindfulness, click here. For more information about ACT, click here.