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my philosophy

It's time to take back control of your life to find a healthy equilibrium. It's my role as trauma-informed therapist to hone in on your unique strengths in order to encourage movement through self-doubt towards self-compassion. I use a holistic approach to help you work towards achieving a more rich and meaningful life. Our exploration will be guided by gentle curiosity to step into your most authentic self.

 

From breathwork and meditation to increasing awareness of how your thoughts and feelings influence behaviour, I recognize the uniqueness of each client and customize my approach accordingly. To me, this process is a collaborative journey to growth and discovery. I strive to help clients take full advantage of all the resources within themselves to be their best selves. I'm here to support you in gaining control over these big emotions instead of having them control you.

 

You deserve access to timely, attentive, and customized support.

Why wait any longer?

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my therapeutic techniques

person-centred therapy

  • Also known as client-centred therapy

  • A non-authoritative/non-directive approach where the client takes the lead

  • Has an emphasis on genuineness and empathetic understanding of the psychotherapist

dialectical behaviour therapy

  • Mindfulness: the practice of being in the present and acknowledging thoughts, feelings and behaviours as they happen, without trying to control them

  • Distress tolerance: the process of learning how to cope during a crisis, especially when it is impossible to change, and accepting a situation as it is, rather than how it should be

  • Interpersonal effectiveness: the ability to ask for what a person needs and to say no when necessary, while still maintaining self-respect and relationships with others

  • Emotion regulation: the ability to manage emotions so that they do not control thoughts and behaviours.

cognitive behavioural therapy

  • Examining the relationship between thoughts, feelings, situations, and physical sensations 

  • Talking back to your inner critic

  • Demonstrated effectiveness with a variety of issues & disorders

  • Practicing problem-solving skills

  • Facing your fears instead of avoiding them

  • Practicing mindfulness to relax body & mind

narrative exposure therapy

  • Designed to rapidly and thoroughly treat Criterion B (Intrusion) symptoms of PTSD        

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Method ensconced in a relational context                                

  • Thorough desensitization & integration with as much as 35 minutes of a 50-minute session dedicated to reciprocal inhibition (exposure + relaxation)

  • Incorporates skills of self-regulation and requires client have some effectiveness with this skill 

  • Like EMDR this method uses a “dosing” or titration process

  • Excellent for single incident traumas that are producing intrusive symptoms (e.g. nightmares and flashbacks) 

acceptance and commitment therapy

  • Acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility

  • 6 core processes: Acceptance, Cognitive Defusion, Being Present, Self as Context, Values, Committed Action.