My Approach to Helping
Hello! Initiating change in life can be a very daunting process so I appreciate your courage in taking this step forward. My way of working is from the view that each of us has a unique blend of strengths, needs, perceptions and life experiences, so work to tailor the therapy to your individual needs. I will listen carefully, and together, we will set goals for the therapy and move forward with the best plan for you (or your child) to begin to make the changes you desire.
For 15 years I have had the opportunity to provide support to over 700 individuals and witness them to overcome anxiety, panic, depression, grief and trauma. In 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 and circumstances. These approaches include; EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) 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, self-harm, 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.