Therapeutic services to teens, adults, and families across Ontario
I provide therapeutic services to teens, adults, and families across Ontario. My work areas include anxiety-related disorder, depression, mood disorders, self-esteem, ADHD, ASD, Learning disabilities, Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder, Intergenerational trauma, LGBTQ, loss and grief, multicultural issues, self-harm, self-destructive pattern, relationship issues, childhood trauma, sexuality and gender issues, life crisis and transition. I also consider myself a spiritual person and have always found great satisfaction in collaborating with individuals from various cultural backgrounds.
Taking the first step toward personal growth and healing can be difficult, and it takes a lot of courage to do so. It requires confronting your fears, facing challenges, and being vulnerable with yourself and others. But by taking that first step, you have already shown that you have the strength and determination to improve your life and well-being. It’s important to acknowledge and celebrate that, even as you continue to face new challenges along the way.
Remember, healing and growth are not linear processes. There may be setbacks and obstacles, but with each step you take, you are moving forward and making progress. Don’t be too hard on yourself; always remember that you are worthy of love, support, and compassion.
“Courage is about living wholeheartedly, embracing our imperfections, and striving to be our best selves, even in the face of uncertainty and adversity.” ― Brené Brown.
The events and relationships we had in the past, regardless of how wonderful or unpleasant they were, profoundly impact how we live our lives today. Our memories, thoughts, and emotions all play a role in how we perceive and respond to the world around us.
“We cannot change the past. We can only take action in the present and, therefore, change the future.” ― Ken Poirot.
It’s important to recognize that our past experiences do not define us, and we have the power to shape our present and future. By acknowledging and processing our past, we can work towards healing and growth and create a better future for ourselves. Suppose you’re struggling with past experiences or memories. In that case, it may be helpful to seek support from a trusted friend or loved one or to consider talking to a mental health professional who can help you process and cope with these experiences in a healthy way.
To me, having a connection is crucial in therapy because when you have a sense of connection, you are more likely to feel safe and supported in sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This can also help me better understand and support you in working through your challenges, developing self-awareness, and supporting your personal growth.
My approach to therapy is holistic, and I take an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from a wide range of theoretical frameworks and therapeutic modalities to address your unique set of challenges. This flexibility allows me to tailor my approach to your unique needs and challenges, which can lead to more positive outcomes and a greater sense of empowerment. These include psychodynamic and self-compassion approaches, as well as emotion-focused, attachment-based, humanistic, relational, trauma-informed, and mindfulness cognitive behavioural approaches.
My Credentials & Professional Affiliations
My professional affiliations include the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I regularly keep up with the latest findings in the clinical and scientific literature related to psychology by attending conferences and workshops.
“Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” — Mandy Hale.
Remember, you are not alone on this journey; there is hope for healing and growth ahead.
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