Typically, people come to therapy when they are in crisis. Gradually the stigma attached to psychotherapy is changing as we gain a better understanding of the benefits of a healthy mind, and the powerful connection between emotional health and physical health.
The sessions are 50 minutes, in the privacy of my office, to ensure confidentiality. Together we begin by creating a working relationship and partnership, based on trust and safety. This is the beginning of the healing journey, and the path to change. It is in relationship, where the possibility of connection and healing is far greater.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
– Carl Jung
Psychotherapy Can Help You:
- Understand yourself
- Define and reach wellness goals
- Overcome fears or insecurities
- Cope with stress and anxiety
- Make sense of past experiences, and develop resiliency to deal with crisis
- Identify triggers for managing emotions
- Improve relationships with family and friends
- Establish a stable, dependable routine
The most attractive thing about you is your authenticity, yet conditioning and lack of self worth takes you further and further away from who you truly are. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to return to your true nature with a renewed sense of belonging and self-acceptance. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, works to solve current problems and change distorted or harmful thinking and behavior.
“your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”
When you are authentic, you create the space for others to do the same, and you create a certain energy people want to be around which is unique to you! Relationships built on honesty and authenticity, are healthy with deeper levels of intimacy! Emotion Focused Therapy, ( EFT ) transforms relationships, focusing on emotional bonds and connection. Our attachment styles developed from childhood, create fear and insecurities, which often block authentic, true love. The risks involved, the courage to “show up”, involves practice, honest expression and listening. Emotion-focused Therapy is a unique empirically based approach, based on methods designed to help people accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform emotion.
For the past 10 years, my studies included Mindfulness Meditation, with Dr. Stephane Treyvaud at The Mindfulness Clinic, plus a year of Mindfulness for practitioners in Toronto with Michael Stone.
Mindfulness improves well-being
By focusing on the here and now, many people who practice mindfulness find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, noticing thoughts and emotions rather than reacting to them.
Mindfulness improves physical health: The mind/body connection:
Studies have shown that meditation has physical benefits and can help prevent disease. Stress is a proven trigger of inflammation in the body. Mindfulness Meditation programs, help the brain manage stress, and therefore is responsible for the reduced levels of inflammation, which:
- lowers blood pressure
- reduces chronic pain
- improves sleep
- improves the immune system
- slows down the aging process
Mindfulness improves mental health!
In recent years, psychotherapists have turned to mindfulness meditation as an important element in the treatment of a number of problems, including:
- eating disorders
- couples’ conflicts
- anxiety and stress
Through my clinical supervision with an Ontario Registered/Licensed Psychologist, my services are likely covered by your extended health care plan.
Payment is made at the end of each session, by cash or cheque.
If you are using insurance, I accept Visa or MasterCard as well. My cancellation policy is 48 hrs advance notice or the full session fee will be charged.