I offer individual psychotherapy, as well as education outreach for businesses and companies looking for professional development.
I practice therapy utilizing person centered approaches. I believe that in therapy, some of the most transformative moments can take place through the facilitation of non-judgement, and compassion. Your lived experience is unique, that no one else truly has gone through, and so, I approach from a place of learning to understand, and holding space.
I predominantly utilize interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Through these approaches I will teach you how to embody value-based living – choosing to engage in the things you value in life (going to see friends, walking your dog outside, attending your child’s soccer game, painting, taking that dance class), despite experiencing distress, and instead willfully inviting distress to come along with you. I can help you understand how the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviours impact how we interpret, and experience the world around us, and how we can catch ourselves in deeply engrained patterns of engagement that may no longer be serving us. Finally, I hope to teach you the distress tolerance skills to work through these struggles in such a way that they no longer immobilize us, damage relationships, or self-esteem, among others.
My area’s of expertise are as follows:
- social anxiety
- death anxiety
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- panic attacks
- stress management
- relationship dynamics
- gender identity
- sexual orientation
- Personal growth, self-discovery and/or exploration
I facilitate safe spaces, and other diversity training exercises as it pertains to working with, and supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ employees, friends, and family members you may have in your life. These presentations are typically 2-3hours long, and consist of a blend of presentation style material along with worksheets, interactive games, as well as role-playing.
Please contact me for more information on my availability, and pricing.