My Approach to Helping
I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I offer individual, couple and family counselling. I use emotion and solution-focused techniques in session. We will talk about and explore feelings, helping you completely process emotions, to better guide you in relationships and decision-making. I will also help you learn healthy relationship skills and other issues you may be struggling with ex: boundaries, assertiveness. We will explore what your personal triggers are and how they impact your life, enabling you to move forward. These concerns will be explored together in a safe, open dialogue in which you feel cared for.
I work with people who have experienced trauma and related PTSD symptoms. Some have been diagnosed with personality disorders and other mental health issues such Anxiety/Depression. I work within the LGBTQ community supporting gay, lesbian and transgender people.
I can incorporate spirituality into your healing journey. I have worked with Aboriginal people and offer culturally aware/appropriate care. I use Sandtray, a gentle technique to process deep feelings/experiences. I am a caring and honest person that loves my job, and feel honoured to hold and create space for you.
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More Info About My Practice
I am able to offer third party billing for insurance plans as a part of my practice is supervised by a Psychologist. I am an NIHB approved therapist, so if you are an Aboriginal person with a status card, you may be eligible for government funding to cover your therapy sessions. I offer an initial 30-40 minute consultation that is free. Services are $140 for an hour service. Please check out my website.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
-Trauma and related concerns from a past history of sexual, physical and emotional/psychological abuse
-Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Two-Spirit LGBTQ Counselling
-Lesbian Gay LGBTQ Couple/Marriage and Family Counselling
-Multi-cultural Counselling, specifically Aboriginal and Middle Eastern cultures
I also offer:
-Heterosexual Therapy, Couple and Family Counselling
-Personality Disorders and related mental health struggles
-Lesbian Gay LGBTQ Sexual Identity, Orientation & Gender Identity challenges
My Therapy Focus
I trained with Lalita Salins MA, LMFT to use Sandtray/World Play in my work. It is a wonderful technique that taps into your unconscious to access deep emotions and experiences that can then be healed in a gentle way. It can be used in a single session or every session until you have reached your goals. It is great if the past has stayed with you or if you feel 'stuck.' It is also a way to connect with the elements and heal without talk as the central modality. I also use art activities to access feelings for further processing. Ask me about this when you make an appointment.