"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
~ e.e. Cummings
I draw from a variety of approaches in my clinical practice, including the following:
Mindfulness Techniques – exploring ways to be present, practice acceptance, and be an active participant in your life
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – learning practical and adaptive coping skills
Emotion-Focused Therapy – exploring a healthier relationship with emotions, core beliefs and values, and relationship patterns
Motivational Interviewing Techniques – identifying your long-term and short-term goals, exploring mental blocks, and resolving ambivalences
Brief Solution-Focused Therapy – finding practical solutions to problems
I work from a client-centered approach, which means that I strongly believe in meeting people where they are. Given my background in social work, I am trained to see individuals and problems in context. This means that I approach issues from both a micro and macro-level of understanding, and recognize that a multitude of factors affect a person. For example, a person’s internal strengths, family structure, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, and genetics, among other factors, all play a role in creating their worldview. I believe that seeing a person in-context creates deeper understanding and insights, which can facilitate greater change.
Though following a specific intervention can be effective, I strongly believe in taking a holistic approach to treatment. This means that I recognize that one size does not fit all, and I am deeply committed to finding an approach that is best suited for your unique goals and needs.