Pain is part of the human experience and naturally many of us tend to fight against it, fear it, or avoid it. But pain is often trying to tell us something and so my goal as a registered psychotherapist is to help clients become comfortable listening to the message. When we learn to be curious and accept our pain, we are more able to take action, make change, and paradoxically decrease it.
I recognize that each person that comes through my door will require something unique from me as their support, and require a specific mix of psychotherapeutic interventions to alleviate their concerns. We will always discuss what goals you have, what ways therapy in the past has been helpful or unhelpful, and outline which ways you process and learn information best. Learning therapeutic skills doesn’t always have to resemble a more traditional learning environment with homework and worksheets, if this fits your needs great. But our sessions can also be very informal with time spent having conversations geared towards exploring and emotionally processing the impact of past experiences on your mental health, and what we need to do going forward. Regardless of what therapy looks like for you in the end, I remain compassionate, sincere, and down-to-earth. I believe a therapist should be professional yet approachable, relatable, and inviting.
I also understand that finding the right therapist is costly. All therapists are different and each of us has different preferences when it comes to qualities in a registered professional. If you have any questions, give me a call. I offer free 15-minute consultations. I am always honest regarding my competence as a therapist and will be transparent if I feel I am not the therapist for you.