My Approach to Helping
It takes courage to be vulnerable and it can be uncomfortable to discuss your difficulties with a therapist. Whether you are dealing with overwhelming emotions, a new experience, or seeking meaningful change, I would be happy to help. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create a warm and supportive atmosphere so that we can explore new insights in an open and non-judgmental space. Regardless of your reasons for coming to therapy, it is important for me that we work together to determine your goals and priorities. I offer evidence-based therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
I am a trained individual, couples, and family psychotherapist with experience delivering evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and I use the Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my practice. I use trauma-informed practice in my work and I offer dreamwork using Jungian therapy techniques.
My goal is to help you feel heard and understood, to provide a space for growth, and to work at a pace that fits for you. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone to set up an initial consultation or to book an appointment.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
If you are wondering about whether or not to give therapy a try, I offer a 15 minute complimentary phone consultation. Consultation calls give you a chance to assess whether working with a therapist feels like a good fit, and can help you to understand what the process of therapy can look like. Feel free to reach out anytime!
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
When looking for a therapist, it is important to consider a clinician's credentials and training. You will also want to take into account the level of safety you feel with a therapist as rapport-building is a major component of the therapeutic process. Therapy is meant to be a nonjudgmental space where you feel both held and challenged at a pace that works for you.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
I have a collaborative approach with clients where I like to discuss client goals and symptoms, offer suggestions as to the frequency of therapy, and ultimately let the client decide how often they would like to come in. The duration of therapy is hard to identify outright, as it can take time to get to the core of presenting issues. I like to check in about client progress around 6-8 sessions and determine whether things are feeling they have improved, and whether or not we can taper out sessions. The goal is for a client to taper sessions out less and less frequently as you are feeling more supported and capable of coping well on your own.