My Approach to Helping
I am a nonjudgmental, client-centered, integrative therapist who values integrity, compassion, and equality. To me, therapy is about uncovering the parts of yourself that may be holding you back from a life you desire and implementing techniques to assist in creating a life you feel good about. My main areas of focus are relationships, attachment styles, anxiety, and self-esteem. Going to therapy is a vulnerable process- I get it. Some people think of therapy as a final chance to change. As a person, I know that whatever you're experiencing matters. It can be tough let someone in. It can be tough to choose you. I want you to know that I understand how hard it can be. I'm not going to pathologize you. I'm going to see you for who you are.
People who appreciate working with me have a sense of humour, are open to be gently challenged, and know that good results take time. I value authenticity in all my interactions and believe that the biggest vehicle for change is understanding and compassion.
Whatever you are struggling with, let's cultivate a plan that makes the most sense for you. Call me today to learn more! I am so excited to begin our therapeutic adventure together.
More Info About My Practice
My practice is in-person, over the phone, and online, enabling full access and convenience. We also provide Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises and Mindfulness Groups Sessions as an additional component to psychotherapeutic interventions.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy can be a vehicle of change. I will be there to listen, to nurture, to help you process your past, and to help you transform your unhealthy thinking and behaviour patterns for the future. However, you will do the work. You will heal your own life. My goal is to empower you to move forward in your own journey of self. Regardless of what comes from session, the application is key. Let's empower you to take charge of your life and your future to access a whole new version and dimension of yourself.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
As a person, I have struggled with anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. I had a tendency to relationship hop and to not feel good enough without a man in my life. I completely understand "staying" in a relationship even when no one else gets it. Toxic relationships are cyclical and really take a toll on your life. I've been there. I know what it means to get trapped in that cycle. I want to help people who are going through this to help them understand that they are worthy of love and affection in honest and genuine ways. I want to help people discover their true potential.
I have been studying love and relationships for over 8 years. During that time, the things that I have discovered include but are not limited to: love is localized in the brain and feeling trapped in a cycle is an addictive tendency, falling in love with anyone is possible, and falling in love with the wrong person over and over again is something that many people face. I have also learned that relationships (good or not so good) take work and commitment. If you and your partner are willing to do that work and invest in the relationship- there is a higher likelihood of success. If you are struggling with relationship concerns, I will do my best to assist you through it to get you to a place where you can value yourself, your relationship, and your outlook in a whole new light.
What Makes up a Problem?
"Problems" or not feeling "normal" can feel daunting. You may not know where to look to or turn to. Therapy is vulnerable- sharing those intimate details of your life can feel intimidating. To define a problem would be to say that you are not feeling your best-whatever your best is. Is it necessary pathological? No, not at all. My intention is not to pathologize you- instead, I want to help you uncover what's working and what isn't.