My Approach to Helping
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I became a therapist because, just like you, I am human and have had my fair share of battles. It took a long time for me to get to where I am today. I became a therapist because, in moments of hopelessness, it is hard to find determination. I became a therapist because I saw the stigma that is still associated with mental illness. I became a therapist to help others because depression can be scary, anxiety can be overwhelming, and traumatic experiences can leave one feeling exhausted.
While using various therapy approaches and modalities, in order to tailor treatment to your specific needs, I also include many somatic psychology concepts. Somatic psychology is a body-orientated approach, that sometimes includes physical forms of treatment. I do not incorporate any physical touching within my therapy practice, rather, I use somatic psychology to look at the mind and body connection with my clients and help to heighten awareness to their body in the connection to their emotion through talk therapy. This holistic therapeutic approach alongside the biopsychosocial model, allows us to explore how thoughts, beliefs and feelings can impact our physical health, and similarly, how physical or social factors can affect our mental and emotional state. You can read more about the various therapy approaches and modalities I use, below.
I hope to accompany you on your journey, whether it is a process of self-understanding, self-exploration, managing changes in life, or simply just needing a safe space to gather your thoughts and feel empowered. Having been a client myself, and a therapist later, the process of healing can be a rewarding experience for both, the client and the therapist. I want to walk alongside you in this journey. I want you to feel heard, relevant, connected, and valued. Our lives can be full of meaning and purpose - we just have to find it!
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I hold a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, and have acquired additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Furthermore, I continue to take part in training sessions and seminars in order to enhance my knowledge and skills and to ensure that I am up to date with therapeutic approaches so that I can be the best version of myself for you.