Dr. Stewart Madon
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
I like this quote, because it teaches us that no matter what go us to where we are now, we can get to where we want to go. There may be a lot of hard work involved in getting there, though, and that is where I can help.
I consider myself a “big B-little c” cognitive-behavioural therapist; in other words, I think that making incremental changes to the ways we behave will change the ways we think and feel. My guiding philosophy is that change always
requires that we leave our comfort zones, but it never requires that we leave our safety zones. I think that the best place to start exploring these changes is in an open, trusting therapeutic relationship. I use evidence-based treatment methods to help my clients, but I leave room for everyone’s journeys to be a little bit different.
I obtained honour’s undergraduate degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and my Master’s and PhD from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Before working at Capital Region Psychological Services, I worked in a number of hospital and community-based treatment programmes. I am able to help with a broad range of concerns, including posttraumatic stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment, grief, loss, interpersonal concerns and
substance use problems. My primary approach to treatment is cognitive-behavioural therapy, though I also borrow from dialectic behaviour therapy, motivation interviewing, structured relapse prevention, and positive psychology as well.