My Approach to Helping
Welcome! Initiating change in life can be a daunting process so I appreciate your courage in taking this step forward. My way of working is collaborative, solution-oriented, empowering and unconditionally supportive of you. I truly believe that bringing about the change you want in your life is absolutely possible and my goal is to help you get there.
In the therapeutic process I draw from a range of approaches so that as we work together the therapy can be adapted to meet your individual needs and help you reach your goals as they change. These approaches include; EMDR for trauma recovery, Mindfulness-Based CBT for anxiety and depression, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) a self-help tool to increase youth internal resources, and supportive psychotherapy to work through tough experiences and help you find a greater sense of peace.
When working with children I utilize child-centered approaches that focus on developing a strong therapeutic relationship that enables children to trust the process and fully express themselves. Through this unconditional acceptance, the child has the freedom to change, leading to an increase in positive behaviors as the issues resolve. The approaches include; non-directive play therapy and creative art, supportive talk-therapy and specialized EMDR for children and adolescents. I have extensive experience in supporting young people to overcome anxiety, bullying experiences, ADHD and trauma. Working in collaboration with parents is also part of the process so that together we become the child's 'team of support' as they move through the therapy and discover the best in themselves.