Cory Melissa Boyer

MSW, RSW

102-133 Main West, North Bay, P1B 2T6

705-495-2662

705-495-4499

Cory has worked as a therapist for over 30 years and helped individuals, couples, and families heal and strengthen. She specializes in working with people who are affected by Obsessive Compulsive and Anxiety disorders, working with couples using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and is a child and play therapist.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Cory completed her training in OCD with the International OCD Foundation Behaviour Therapy Training Institute in 2013.

OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry; by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety; or by a combination of such obsessions and compulsions.

Imagine your mind got stuck on a certain thought or image and it replayed in your mind over and over again no matter what you did. Along with the thoughts and images come intense feelings of anxiety. Anxiety is your warning system telling you there is danger and you need to do something to respond, react, or protect yourself. On the other hand, you may recognize that the fear does not make sense. Your brain may actually be telling you that you are in danger when in fact you are not.

Traditional talk therapy attempts to improve a psychological condition and develop insight into problems; however, when you are dealing with OCD what is known to work best is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT and Exposure Response Therapy ERP.

Child and Play Therapist

Cory completed her training with the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapists in 2003.

Play is a natural and spontaneous part of children’s lives; it is fun, creative, and critical to healthy development. During play children learn about their physical surroundings, their capabilities, social rules, and how to interact with toys and other people. Through play children enter into new experiences, rehearse new skills, learn to communicate, and show others things that are too complicated for them to say.

Through Play Therapy, the therapist is able to help children address treatment goals and find solutions to their problems. Since play is fun, it is easier for children to confront what is bothering them and to express their true thoughts and feelings in ways suited to their developmental level.

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy is for couples who are seeking a deepened relationship and wanting to work towards a lifetime of love and connection.EFT helps couples to connect in a meaningful way and recognize the attachment needs they and their partners have and the importance of being open, attuned, and responsive to each other. This develops an emotional re-connection with your partner and can lead to a lasting love.