I use an eclectic style of therapy, working primarily with person-centered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Negative and self-defeating thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are often cyclical and can make a person feel as though they are trapped. We waste so much time and energy locked in an endless struggle with ourselves. Imagine what your life could be like if you were able to drop those impossible fights and invest that energy towards what really matters to you.
I believe that lasting happiness is much more than an absence of distress and problems—it is the result of building a life that is meaningful and genuinely suits the individual who lives it. I guide clients to foster strengths and address deficits through skill building and breaking challenges into manageable steps. Contact with the present moment is an important component of this process and I teach easy ways to feel grounded and calm that can be incorporated into daily life.
I have a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and a background in preventative health. I have experience working with a number of issues and diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, life transitions, and gender issues. Individuals seeking therapy are diverse and I collaborate with each to create a unique treatment plan. However, everyone requires one thing order to be successful in therapy: an environment that is safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental. Not only do you get to experience this through therapy, but you learn to create that environment within yourself. That’s when everything starts to change.
Sessions are available in person, by phone, or by skype. I charge $120 for a 50 minute individual session, and $180 for couples. Please ask for more information if you are not able to pay the full fee, as I offer a sliding scale for lower income individuals.
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to anyone who wishes to know more before getting started.
You can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 778 319 3667