Over the years, I have worked with a diverse range of clients that struggle with a wide range of mental health issues. I specialize in the following:

 Mental Health Issues:

Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Stress Management

 

Living with depression or high anxiety is debilitating and draining. Feelings of powerlessness, hopelessness, worry, sadness, and distress can significantly impact your well-being and overall outlook on life. These issues, among others, affect countless people in very real and meaningful ways, and it is therefore vital to understand how your thoughts and emotions alter your behaviours. In our work together, we will work on finding healthier ways to cope with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and stress. Additionally, we will explore how to be more present in your life so that you can make the changes you desire.

 

Addiction:

Substance Dependency, Substance Abuse, Family Member/Friends with Addictions

 

Statistics show that 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health or addiction issue in any given year. The truth is that no one plans to get addicted to a substance or behaviour; more often than not, there are underlying issues (e.g., trauma, emotional pain), which when left untreated, show up in the form of an addiction. In our work together, we will explore underlying mental health issues connected to the symptom of addiction. As well, we will work on using adaptive strategies and practical skills in your everyday life to manage urges and cravings.

 

Life Transitions:

Loss, Divorce, Breakup, Retirement, Career Change, New Parents, Chronic Pain, etc.

 

Creating the life you want sometimes means letting go of what no longer serves you. Life is constantly changing and we are constantly evolving; however, when change occurs unexpectedly, it can often be very challenging. Moving into the next chapter of your life, whether by choice or not, can be scary and met with a tremendous amount of self-doubt. However, accepting a “new normal” or embracing what feels like a brand new life can also be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. In our work together, we will explore how to accept painful experiences and lean into discomfort with compassion. Creating the life you want takes work, but the good news is that the person who stands to benefit most from the work is you.