Working as a Registered Psychotherapist, my therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, which can also be called insight-oriented. Through relational conversation, we can work together to connect the present to the past. This can assist you to find links to your history that create patterns of living that may be challenging in your life now.
We can work together to respect and know all parts of you, both those that the world readily sees and those that can remain hidden.
I truly respect the decision people make to come to therapy. It takes a certain amount of courage to come and sit in front of another person to talk about your stories and feelings. Each person’s story is different and I want to hear yours and understand you. My hope for you is that through this journey together you will find relief in your day-to-day life and that, over time, you will experience greater fulfillment and freedom in living.
You and I will meet in a private space where I will work to help you feel safe, heard, and engaged in your own process for change.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on your needs. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.
To promote your progress in therapy, I offer weekly therapy sessions. There are many reasons for this, which I can elaborate on in a consultation. One is that people embarking on the work are typically looking for deep changes in their life. This takes a commitment on the part of therapist and client.
It is my hope that you will find a comfort and safety with me and in the therapeutic process. People describe me as warm and open-minded.
My training as a psychotherapist was through The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, which has a rigorous, academic, and experiential learning program to specifically train therapists to practice psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Practicing as a psychotherapist is fulfilling for me. It is an honour to be a part of someone’s healing and growth.
I’ve been working to support people in various professional roles for 28 years. I have provided assistance to youth, to people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities-differently abled, to individuals with mental health needs, and aided their family members. This gives me a foundation of experience and knowledge to draw from to help you.
I offer psychotherapy sessions in person, and also online or by phone. The first consultation is free and it lasts about 30 minutes by phone.
Some of what we can discuss in this session is what brings you to therapy, what you would like to gain for the experience, and my approach to the work. It is a chance to decide if we would be a good match to work together.
If what you have seen looks right for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-962-9352 to book your initial consultation. All are welcome.