Psychotherapy involves learning how to take control of your life and respond to challenging life situations using healthy coping strategies.
I help individuals identify and understand:
• Any life problems or events
• The behaviors, emotions and ideas that contribute to a conflicting situation and
learning how to modify them.
• Coping techniques and problem-solving skills.
• Regaining a sense of control and pleasure in life.
I am trained in various therapies and I draw upon the appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic tools as needed for each client, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Counseling, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Hypnosis amongst others.
For more information on EMDR and Hypnosis, please see the relevant sections in the menu bar.
What can I help with?
Depression is more than just being sad or having the blues. It affects one’s mental state of well-being and other aspects of life. I will help you focus on changing your negative pattern of thinking and behaviour and re-purposing the thinking process toward a more positive everyday response. In addition, I will help you focus on understanding and working through your personal relationships that may cause or make depression worse.
Anxiety and Stress
Some degree of anxiety and stress is normal. However, persistent and chronic anxiety and stress can interfere with the ability to cope with adverse situations. It can damage an individual’s health, mood, productivity, relationships, and quality of life. I work with you to find more effective ways to deal with anxiety and stress through various therapeutic techniques, to ultimately take back control of your life.
Trauma refers to any event(s) that exceeds the flexibility of the mind up to a point where it is unable to deal with it. If you have experienced a traumatic event, you may feel socially disconnected, overwhelmed, isolated, frightened and more vulnerable than ever before. Not everyone reacts the same way to traumatic events. Trauma affects people in different ways, where for some, the symptoms take weeks, months or even years before surfacing. I use therapeutic approaches that will help you overcome symptoms of trauma and eliminate any related triggers.
Anger is a normal emotion, but it becomes a problem when one is unable to express her or his anger in a balanced way. When it gets out of control, it turns destructive and affects work, family and other relationships. I will work with you to find more effective ways to solve problems, develop coping strategies and providing a catalyst in expressing anger in a balanced and positive manner.
This includes all type of relationships. My role is to help you build confidence, improve communication, focus on positive emotions and have realistic expectations.
Grief affects individuals at all levels; physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. The circumstances behind grief can profoundly affect one’s life. Everyone has unique ways of coping with grief and loss. I recognize this and tailor specific strategies and techniques to suit a your unique circumstances.