RP, MA, MDiv
Your life throws a lot at you, and maybe right now you’re being hit with more than you can handle on your own. It’s an overwhelming feeling and it’s hard to know what to do or what you need. This is true whether you are 13, 18, 48, 65, or 89.
As a Registered Psychotherapist, I help clients ages 13+ who are struggling with anxiety, burnout, grief, going through a life transition, and/or managing a chronic illness.
When we feel burnt out, we see all things at once and cannot get clarity. Rest doesn’t refresh and encouraging words from others sound hollow. You may know what needs to get done and how you need to care for yourself and others, but the task is magnified beyond what you can bear.
When anxiety runs rampant, it distorts how we interpret the world around us and our role in it. Our thoughts trick us into believing distorted statements and assumptions disguise themselves as the truth. Maybe your chest feels tighter or its harder to slow your thoughts down. You may feel restless and yet somehow stuck.
Whether it’s managing anxiety, a chronic illness, or an unexpected life transition, I want to come alongside you and be a support. As someone with a chronic illness myself, I have experienced the frustration and fear that can come alongside it. Let’s paint your story and use methods like Narrative Therapy to craft a new perspective and vision for the future. If you are or have gone through a life transition, like having a baby or getting a divorce, we can make a plan to navigate that transition as smoothly as possible using techniques from IPSRT (Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy). Using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), I help clients recognize the anxiety-induced and anxiety-inducing thoughts they are having as intrusive and not truthful. We also look for the source of your understanding of the world using Psychodynamic Therapy, identify what’s helping and harming you, and work to shift it as desired.
Clients that come in to see me with these concerns are given the space they need to share and be understood. This is especially important for Grief Therapy. I want to hear about your loved one and what they meant to you. Accompaniment and communication is key in the grief journey. I seek to be present with you, share information about grief, and help you memorialize the person in a way that is personal to your relationship with them now.
My goal with each of my clients is to understand your world through your eyes so that I can better be present in supporting you in it. That’s why I often ask my clients to complete tasks like a Values Exercise, so I can know what’s important to you and how we can honour them in the goals we set together.
If you’d like to explore what this may look like together, I offer a free 15-minute consult call. If you’ve never been to therapy before, just let me know during this call and I will be happy to explain more of what to expect.