My Approach to Helping
I believe therapy should be practical, actionable, and skills-oriented to help you get the best results and achieve positive lasting change as quickly as possible. As a client-centered therapist, I value and integrate each client’s preferences and goals in the therapy process.
My therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy (inner child parts work), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Gottman Couple's Therapy, and InterpersonalRelational Psychotherapy, among others. I am trauma-informed and have received specialized training in trauma treatment. I am additionally certified as a Kundalini yoga instructor and have also completed extensive research and clinical work with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, which is a gentle approach that emphasizes the health benefits associated with cultivating deeper awareness in the present moment through grounding, relaxation training, meditative exercises, and mindfulness more generally.
Above all, my work is inspired by neuroplasticity and the potential it holds for learning and transformation in us all. What that means practically is that I provide education about human behaviour and brain functioning to help clients make sense of their experiences and see their challenges from a normalizing, non-judgmental, compassionate view. Many clients find this information to be very helpful, hopeful, and empowering, as it gives us a roadmap for resolving their issues.