My Approach to Helping
Hello! Initiating change in life can be daunting so I appreciate your courage in taking this step forward. My way of working is solution-oriented, interactive, empowering, warm and resourceful. I offer 15 years of psychotherapy experience supporting adults, children and youth in overcoming anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, and attachment-relational difficulties. I truly believe that with caring support and a commitment toward growth, we all have the capacity to overcome our struggles and reach our greatest potential.
For 15 years I have had the opportunity to witness more than 700 people overcome anxiety, panic, depression, grief and trauma through the therapeutic process. I have found that blending therapeutic approaches together produces the best outcome as it gives the greatest flexibility and options for addressing each person's unique needs. These approaches include; EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and The Flash Technique for overcoming traumatic or distressing experiences, mindfulness-based practices to help build and strengthen internal resources, CBT to reduce anxiety and depression, EFT (Meridian Tapping) to reduce stress and alleviate distress, and supportive talk-therapy to support you through distressing emotions, make sense of your life experiences, and to provide unconditional support on the road to wellness.
I also work with children and youth and have extensive experience helping young people overcome anxiety, social anxiety, bullying, ADHD, loss and trauma. The therapeutic approaches used when working with young people are child-centered and include; non-directive play therapy, EMDR for children and adolescents, play-based CBT and supportive talk therapy.