My Approach

Resiliency

I use an eclectic approach, utilizing and incorporating a variety of therapeutic theories and modalities to meet the individual’s specific needs. I believe different pieces of different modalities can be helpful depending on what is going on for the person. Everyone is different; therefore, different things work for different people.  I strive to create a safe, warm space. I believe healing starts with safe connection, within the therapy room and work towards creating a safe place with warmth, openness, compassion and understanding. I will listen to you attunely, bring validation, compassion, empathy and a non-judgemental understanding. I will meet you where you are at, to build a collaborative relationship that feels connected and safe to share, explore, connect, and make sense of your experience/s. I believe you are the expert of yourself. We will work together to build trust and safety to process thoughts and feelings in order to heal these parts of you so you can move beyond the pain and struggles you are experiencing, you no longer have to be alone. I believe our bodies are made to heal and believe it has adapted, tried to find ways to cope with these experiences that have affected us. Our bodies and mind continue to try to manage our thoughts, feelings, and reactions to things that were done to us. What we try to do to get through and survive is our mind and body trying to cope. I believe we are all affected by our relationships and experiences both past and present and believe we hold these within us. Healing these wounded parts will allow us to let go of these burdens/painful experiences and connect to our true, authentic self and be able to live our best lives within ourselves.

Some of the models or theories I may use are:

  • Attachment-Based
  • Person-Centred
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic
  • Experiential therapy
  • AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
  • MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy)
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)