I have in-depth experience helping with:
- Addiction and substance use
- Insomnia and sleep difficulties
- LGBTQ+ matters including identity, shame, and coming out
- Psychosis and concurrent disorders
- Workplace and caregiver stress
- Grief and loss
- Major life transitions related to aging, illness, and family
The core of my approach to counselling and therapy is non-judgmental, integrative, collaborative, and strengths-focused. My philosophy is informed by an anti-oppressive lens which centers on your worldview, and the belief that multiple truths can exist at the same time.
Our beliefs, assumptions, and the words we use to describe our feelings, ourselves, and others are incredibly powerful. It’s important to remember that all of these are shaped by experiences within relationships, community, and society–for better or worse.
Counselling can help situate our stories in a larger context and provide opportunities for us to collaboratively find new vantage points to see and address our difficulties.
While it may not be a solution to all problems, counselling can effectively help you reduce the distress, discomfort, or fear that you might be experiencing in relation to a challenge, and help you turn your inner resources towards change.
Therapy is not just focused on problems. We also focus on solutions, change, new knowledge, and empowering you to re-focus on strengths, resiliency, and what you want more of from your life.
I draw on a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches based on your goals, past experiences, and my counselling knowledge. A few approaches we may explore are:
- Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- Positive Psychology and Coaching
Ready to get started? Connect with me for a complementary and confidential initial consultation.