I offer counselling to adults and adolescents (age 13 and up). I strive to create a therapy space that is safe for all genders, races, cultures, bodies, seual orientations, family constellations, and relationships.
I feel comfortable working with a wide range of issues. You may have a very clear idea of what you need to focus on. Or you may have no idea what you need - you just know that things aren't right. I can meet you wherever you are at.
The main areas that I specialize in are:
Anxiety. Anxiety can show up in many different ways. You may be worrying all the time about the worst-case scenario. Or too afraid to do the things you care about. Or you may be having panic attacks that leave you exhausted and defeated. If you experience anxiety, you are not alone; anxiety is common and treatable. I use evidence-based strategies that can help you to reduce anxiety symptoms, change your relationship with fear, and feel safer in your world.
Trauma. Trauma happens when we become overwhelmed by threatening events. Trauma and PTSD can result from life-threatening accidents, assault or abuse, or by chronic stressors. Trauma can show up as anxiety, depression, nightmares or flashbacks, substance use, or problems in relationships. I have years of experience helping clients to manage trauma symptoms while also getting to the root of trauma's origins.
Grief and Loss. Whether you have lost a loved one, your good health, or a meaningful relationship, grief and loss can stop you in your tracks. Grief can feel like you'll never be able to fill the hole that has been left in your life. Where do we put all our sadness when there's nothing we can do to get back what we've lost? I can help you to move through grief, honour your loss, and find new meaning.
Personal Growth. Many people come to counselling because they want to live their fullest life. You want to realize a dream, but there's something holding you back. There's got to be more to life, but you're not sure what that is. You want to make changes based on your values, but you're having trouble seeing the path forward. I can help you identify your core values and make concrete decisions about your growth.
Low Self-Worth. Some of us are masters at putting ourselves down. Self-criticism can undermine our potential, keeping us from doing the things we want to do. And low self-esteem can lead us to destructive behaviors that make us hate ourselves even more. But we can learn how to be kinder to ourselves, and to finally start treating ourselves as a trusted friend. I have extensive experience helping people to grow in self-compassion,
To book a session, or to learn more, please contact me.