My Approach to Helping
We all go through times in our lives when we experience difficulty. There are various personal and social issues for which you might seek the assistance of a therapist. It may be a health issue, life transition, career issues, family struggles, worry, sadness, skill acquisition, or concerns about your mental health. Taking the first step in searching for a therapist is often the biggest one. When you make the first contact and reach out, I will provide a free telephone consultation. The foundation of my work is in building relationships whereby you feel heard, validated, understood, and able to build trust in the therapeutic process. I use an eclectic approach based on my client’s unique needs. The foundation of my work is Person-Centred Therapy and I also use various modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Traumatic Incident Reduction.
More Info About My Practice
Taking the first step in searching for a therapist is often the biggest one. When you make the first contact, I will provide you with some information and we can set up a time to meet online. I also provide a free 15-minute phone consultation to determine if my services are right for you. If not, I will direct you to the appropriate services. If we decide to work together, we can move forward with the intake process. I am a Registered Social Worker, so my fees are covered by many insurance companies.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy and coaching can be a great way to access help, learn strategies, and obtain resources. Therapy also helps people see that they can do something to improve their situation and put them in the drivers seat of their life. During these times of uncertainty, we can all feel a lack of control. People can begin to regain some control, just by taking that step to seek help and do something to improve their circumstances. Gradually, you can learn strategies that fit with your own specific goals. Therapy can also be an opportunity to feel heard and validated. Further, it is also an interactive process.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Therapists, like anyone have their own personalities and traits. We bring this to our work with clients so you may have heard that there needs to be a good fit between you and your therapist. In addition to that, every therapist uses a different therapeutic modality or theoretical orientation. This is not just the interventions and techniques they use but also their philosophical framework about helping and therapy. All of these therapeutic modalities are effective. It is a matter of the therapist?s preference and also yours! You may click with a therapist based on both their personality and or theoretical orientation. Choosing the right therapist is not always easy. If you have had a negative experience in the past, I welcome you to consider these factors and try again to find the right fit. I am happy to answer any questions you may have during your free consultations. Good luck in your search!