Rhonwen Derbez

(she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist
RP, Dipl GIT, Certified Gestalt Therapist
BMus
Availability:
Accepting New Clients
Session Format:
Online TherapyPhone Sessions
Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Clientele:
Adults
Email Rhonwen
  • Aging and Age-Related Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
  • Existential Concerns
  • Health and Illness
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • LGBTQ
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality and Gender Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Contact Information

    Email:
    seasonspsychotherapy@gmail.com

    What does your suffering feel like?  And where is it coming from?  What is making you act in ways you don’t really understand?  Or keeps you from acting on your heart’s desire?

    Everyone is unique and has their own life experience, their own journey.  For some of us, there have been events that have caused us to become inflexible, disassociated, numbed, or impulsive, because that is how we adapted to survive.  But how do we restore our natural spontaneity?  And how do we regain our confidence?  Our joy?  Our freedom?  What is it YOU are missing?

    In therapy we create the safe space to start exploring these questions with curiosity and compassion.  Within this confidential container we seek to understand your unmet needs, at your pace, and work together to discover what supports you need and how to put them in place.

    My therapeutic approach gives us lots of tools to take with us on our journey of greater self-awareness and growth.  It’s an experimental process where we notice whatever is arising in the present moment; feelings in our bodies, thoughts, images, memories, emotions, etc.  These become the signposts that are showing us the path to your healing.

    As we examine these experiences together and follow where your responses lead, holding them without judgement, we begin to uncover unmet needs, shame, unprocessed traumas, griefs.  And as these are held and processed, we are slowly and gently released from the hold they have over us.

    In creating new forms of self-support, our unique capacity for healing and thriving emerges.

    I’m on my own healing journey, just like you.  I love this work and getting into the dirt and messing around where other folks don’t want to go, and witnessing the transformation that is possible.

    I am often described as warm, welcoming and compassionate.  My non-judgemental and supportive approach helps soothe hurt and shamed parts.  But I’m also smart and tough enough to cut through the fogs and fantasies we’ve created to survive.  It all takes courage.

    I consider therapy to be an act of rebellion against oppressive personal and societal conditioning.  I’m queer and a wife and mother, friend, sister, auntie.  And fabulously imperfect… but I’m learning that those imperfections are what make me funny and approachable. Gestalt therapy helped me learn how to accept myself and taught me that that acceptance was the solution to my suffering.

    Now, I feel privileged to be able to offer support to others on their healing journeys as well, and I have the tools to do it.

    So what’s next?

    Please email me at seasonspsychotherapy@gmail.com and we can set up a free, no-obligation chat, either by phone or on Zoom.  This is an informal meet, usually around 15-20 minutes, where we can both ask all our questions and get a sense of what working together would be like.

    If we’re feeling curious about what we might discover, then we’ll set up an intake session and off we go.

    Please note:  I am currently offering online and phone sessions only due to COVID-19.

    Office hours run from 9:15am-1pm, Tuesday thru Friday.

    If you’d like to know more or are ready for the next steps, feel free to send me an email at seasonspsychotherapy@gmail.com to schedule your free consultation. I will do my best to respond within three business days.  Office hours run from 9:15am-2:30pm, Tuesday thru Friday.

    I look forward to meeting you.