Many of my clients and colleagues have described me as down to earth, calm and friendly. I have a compassionate and experiential approach to therapy through the use of Mindfulness, Cognitive Strategies and Acceptance. Mindfulness involves acceptance; learning to pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them, or struggling to avoid or control them. Often this struggle increases the difficulties or the pain we are experiencing. Mindfulness helps us to attend to the here and now, allow our thoughts and feelings to pass freely without struggle, and treat ourselves with compassion and self-acceptance.
Often the problems in our life mask our strengths and abilities. I can help you to look at these difficulties from a new perspective and learn strategies to move forward. My clients often find that as we explore the issues together, they gain helpful insight, learn valueable skills and discover their strengths. They begin to focus on what is important in their lives, define the kind of person they want to be, and take steps toward a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Your comfort and sense of safety is extremely important to me. I approach people with empathy and acceptance, and I listen closely to learn who you are. My work with a Toronto based non-profit agency has given me the opportunity to work with people from various backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations.
THERAPY CAN HELP YOU:
- improve your relationships
- learn to communicate with others
- develop ways to handle stress
- gain relief from feelings of depression & anxiety
- enhance your self-esteem
- increase awareness of the mind-body connection
- improve decision making and productivity
- have a more positive outlook toward life
- develop deeper self-awareness
- explore sadness, loss and worry
- have a greater sense of enjoyment, satisfaction, and direction in life