Our Approach

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

​Graduated Exposure Therapy

We practice an eclectic, flexible approach to counselling,

tailored to your needs and grounded in proven treatments: 

While there are many types of therapy available, our therapists rely on evidence-based approaches to guide our treatment. Each therapist has training in one or more of these approaches, so be sure to ask your therapist what kind of therapy they practice.


As well, since every person and situation is unique, rather than offer you one approach, together we will explore strategies from various approaches and use the ones that work best for you.


The treatments we use can lead to changes quickly and they produce results that last: our clients normally report experiencing noticeable positive changes within 4 to 6 counselling sessions. We invite you to read a brief description below about each type of therapy that use at our practice:


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (Learn more about ACT for Depression and Anxiety here)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

  • Eye movement desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

  • ​Graduated Exposure Therapy 

If one or more approaches seem like a good fit for you, you can read more about them online here. Before booking your appointment, please visit the "Book Online" page here to see which therapist practices that type of therapy. You can also book your appointment online on the "Book Online" page.


If you have any questions, please contact us by email here, or phone us at (905) 321-0550.

Abma Counselling Services has been providing counselling services in Niagara since 2008. What began as a solo practice by Steve Abma has grown into a group practice of six experienced therapists providing treatment for a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, ADD, relationships, marriage, addictions & stress. We are a team of dedicated professionals, passionate about helping individuals, couples and families feel and be their best.  Serving Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, St. David's, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Virgil, Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Beamsville, Jordan, Vineland, Grimsby, Thorold and Welland.

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