About My Clients
Before considering therapy, you may have tried a few ways to resolve your distress but find yourself stuck in the same thinking and behavioral patterns. If you are curious about why these patterns remain and feel motivated to create and sustain changes, therapy is a great starting point. Our brain is wired to resist change and the fact that you're seeking therapy speaks to your strength and courage. My ingredients for successful therapy = a strong therapeutic relationship + science-based skills.
My Background and Approach
In times of distress, it’s hard to remember our own abilities and inner-strength that helped us get through difficulties in the past. This makes us question our self-efficacy (our belief in our ability to do something). I see therapy as happening in three stages. I support my client's understanding of the biological, psychological, and social factors that are affecting them and together we will create changes that target each of these areas. First stage is self-awareness of patterns of thoughts, emotions, triggers, and behaviors that are keeping us stuck. This is a very important stage. We often under-estimate the power of awareness. Many of my clients who speak to me a few years after ending therapy tell me that their ability to become aware of their triggers in the moment helps them stop old patterns of responding to distress situations. Then, we will focus on building a strong toolbox of skills to help break old patterns and create new helpful patterns of responding.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe in meeting my clients where they are and walking side by side towards a happier more fulfilling life with the help of two powerful ingredients: A powerful collaborative partnership between my client and I and use of research based techniques. You have a set of strengths already built within you as a result of your unique past which therapy can build on. Whether it's your first time or you are returning to therapy, finding the right therapist is the key. Please feel free to book a 15 minute consultation to determine if I’m a good match for your needs. You're also welcome to visit my website.