I value openness, autonomy, curiosity, and expression.
* Individual Counselling: Adults
* Group Therapy: Topic-focussed
* Relationship, Couple & Marriage Counselling: Couples, friendships, polyamorous relationships, families, work teams
* Family Counselling: Readiness assessment required
Anxiety, depression, anger, family dysfunction, relationships, transitions, work place stress, internal pain and suffering, sexual matters, etc.
Psychotherapy: My personal approach to psychotherapy draws on a delicate balance of formal knowledge and informal knowledge from a diversified education-set, rich personal experience, and well-honed intuitive capacity. I apply a creative and integrative approach that combines experiential (present focus), family-systems, and attachment lenses. I believe that each therapy participant and each set of circumstances require a tailored approach. You are placed at the centre of a safe and collaborative space.
Breathwork: Breathwork is an active meditation, and gateway into the body and into feeling - and some would argue, a gateway into the soul. It is next level healing after we are done intellectualizing our stories. It is the thing we can actively DO to release stored, stale, memory from the body to feel clearer and more grounded. This particular way of breathing first activates the ego/mind before the overactive ego defence is able to surrender in a safe and contained way. By engaging in this practice, the benefits show up as a greater feeling of wellness, abundance, creative energy, and clear headedness. For some, addictions fall by the wayside because the anxiety that was feeding the addiction lifts.
Art therapy: Throughout my life, beginning consciously in my adolescence, I have found ways to make sense of the world and its circumstances via the conduit of creative expression. This way of being extends to the way I work with others in a therapeutic context with a recurring order of: 1) noticing the act of creation unfold, 2) pausing, 3) reflecting, and lastly, 4) dialoguing about meaning and noticing the threads that appear. My strength is in helping others to see the threads. For me, this way of working allows revelations to surface and permits aspects of the self to be unearthed in surprising ways.
*Photo credit: Anna Robertson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Art Therapist, DVATI
*College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO 008113)
*Académie des naturopaths et naturothérapeutes