Much of therapy regards our personal and our professional relationships—and our ability to be safely, soundly, and creatively our selves—in them (and sometimes out of them).
People often enter therapy with ideas like:
I should be happy, but I’m not—I can’t get excited about anything—I don’t know what I feel or what I want—There is no life, love, or room for me—Nothing is ever enough—I’m angry, overwhelmed, distracted, sad. I react to everything—I feel tired or lousy all the time—I keep making mistakes—I have this habit, this secret—I can’t focus, rest, get ahead—I’m not sure I know who I am…
Our authenticity and our agency can be like twins separated. Whether dealing with depression, trauma, intimacy and relationships, dissociation, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, obsessions with food, chemicals, the internet, money, sex, or the ever-moving goal of success—a lack of traction or satisfaction signals a deeper struggle worth attending to.
The process of therapy brings softness, compassion, and elasticity into being where there has been rigidity, fear, and shame. And where energies are liberated from the job of repression or denial, the more there is to put toward our best interests. As we learn to trust ourselves, our integrity, our internal signals, and our resources, the freedom to choose emerges. We experience living differently.
If something has you stuck, something from the past or something persisting right here, right now, an assisted process of discovery can help make sense of what’s going on—mentally and physically—and strengthen your engagement with your true self: body, mind, and spirit. And the best news is that the way through is already within you.
I’ve been a psychotherapist for more than 20 years here in Toronto, and this work remains a place of positive challenge and enrichment for me. It’s also a place of tremendous intimacy and trust where I’m witness to some of the greatest acts of courage and triumph…I feel privileged to do what I do. If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment, please reach me at email@example.com.
Office Location: Euclid Ave, near Queen Street West and Bathurst / Trinity Bellwoods in Toronto.
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Easily accessible by TTC. Street parking available.
Fees for psychotherapy are tax deductible.