- Registered Hypnotherapist
- Trauma and Affairs
- Couples and Addictions
- Sexual Abuse
- Relationship with Food
- Family/Teen Conflict
- Speech disorders related to social anxiety
- Low self-esteem/self-worth
- Gottman Method (Couple Therapy)
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Emotionally Focused
- Expressive Arts
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
- Trauma Focused
- Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)
Why I love my Work
The three mantras below came to me after a long day of counselling.
I was taking a walk on a raining October evening, processing my sessions as I often do. My clients’ angst, fear, hurt, longings, worries, and hope all culminating at once. Although exhausting, it inspires me to continue, since I learn as much from them as they learn from me.
Although all of them have their individual needs, there is an underlying theme. Most are longing for answers for what seems perpetual conflict in their lives. Often, they come to realize they always knew the answers. I may have guided them there, but it is their inner wisdom that they had seemingly ignored.
For the clients that know me well, in addition to these three mantras, my other favourite sayings are ‘trust the process’ and ‘let it go’. If we can learn to live our life in this way, we will all be much happier doing so.
“Acknowledge the past and process it.”
This is easier said than done, but it is so important in order to move ahead. It may or may not involve forgiveness; as forgiveness should only occur when you feel emotionally safe and ready. Avoiding the past and burying the emotions will keep you in turmoil. This is where a counsellor can help you.
“Feel the present and embrace it.”
By now, all of us have been introduced to the topic of mindfullness. Being mindful of everything you do … from driving, to eating, to resting is truly important. However, even more important is how you embrace each new day. It is truly a new chance we are given at life. Consider a ‘normal’ day a great day – as we realize the extent of the suffering of others.
“Focus on the future and be responsible for it.”
This may be the most important message you read today! You achieve this by NOT identifying yourself by your past experiences and behaviors. Today is the day you identify yourself by the core person you are; listening to the wisdom inside of you and being empowered by that. You own your future, no one else.