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Psychotherapy & Counselling
An Integrative approach, offers a safe place to express yourself, discover your strengths and create meaningful change.
An Integrative approach uses varied techniques and aligns with what works best for you. Using a body, mind and soul approach to wellness builds an understanding of how you connect to the world around you. The client-therapist relationship is collaborative to help you create a more satisfying life, better relationships, communication & understanding of self and others.
Mindfulness /Energy Work: Left Brain - Right Brain Hemisphere work as studied by Dr. Siegel. Chakras are linked to physical dis-ease while meridians are linked to emotions. Breath work, Techniques, Meditation, visualizations, body scan.
Inner Child Work: Exploration of our unmet needs from childhood often help us to regain control, experience joy and reconnect with our inner child.
Spiritual Work: An exploration into our belief systems and their origin may assist us in debunking the myths and become empowered to look at what we believe, how we behave, realign our thoughts and author our own story.
Transpersonal Therapy: Focuses on Mental, Emotional, Physical, Social, Creative & Intellectual needs. Emphasis on a whole person- approach, recognizing we are more than our mind and body.
Imago Relationship Therapy: helping individuals/couples see the relationship between childhood experiences & adult relationships including childhood trauma and building understanding.
Dialetical Behavior Therapy (DBT): 4 areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal effectiveness and Emotional Regulation
Somatic: Body Centered/Touch Therapy. Our body holds our experiences over time. When we experience trauma the first step to releasing it from our energy field is to become aware of the trauma allowing for physical release. Through touch and guided questions, comes awareness of sensations & experiences.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT): When we understand how we think, feel, behave we gain insight into our choices, actions and we learn tools & strategies to adjust our perception and mindset.
Biofeedback: Using AO Scan technology we are able to scan the frequencies, optimize, determine current emotions linked to the frequencies, root cause, effects on body systems & suggestions for bringing your body into harmony. Harmonics designed for you aid in further optimization.
Emotionally Focused Therapy: Often used in couples therapy to rekindle the physical attachment and emotional bond, identify patterns, learn techniques.
Positive Psychology: a focus on feelings, thoughts and behaviors aimed at identifying strengths, gratitude, wellness, & connections.
Gottman Therapy: helping couples deeper their relationship, manage conflict, build intimacy & communication.
Solution Focused Therapy: focusing on solutions & specific goals
Therapy Sessions are available online, by phone or in person in Barrie & Orillia, Ontario.
- Mental Health Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Body Image
- Coping Skills
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- OCD/ Conflict / Fear
- Pre Natal /Post Partum
- Self Esteem
- Trauma & PTSD
- Spirituality & more
- Separation, Divorce
Sessions occur by phone, in person and online. When you choose online sessions – You will join me on a secure link, in the comfort of your own home. For more information about Rates or Counseling, please contact us.
Cancellation Policy: Clients must provide 48 hours notice to cancel an appointment,
24 hours or less results in full payment of fees. Re-scheduling may be accommodated if available.
Memberships: CRPO RP# 008890, OAMHP # 6090-G, OCT 495250.
What is Psychotherapy?
An opportunity to explore our thoughts, behaviors, feelings with a qualified mental health professional in order to achieve a more satisfying life, better relationships, an understanding of self and others, and enhance communication. A therapist works with the whole person.
The techniques while varied all serve the same purpose to develop a positive client/therapist relationship, to assess difficulties and provide opportunities to change the way we think, feel, behave, perceive the world and relate to those around us.
Why Choose Therapy?
Clients choose to have psychotherapy for a variety of reasons ranging from experiencing difficulty with relationships, parenting, children or family dynamics, grief, life’s transitions, mental health difficulties, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, suicide, addictions or past trauma that is affecting daily life.
As an educator for many years I see clients with educational and learning difficulties, self esteem, ADHD, and others looking to develop coping & resiliency skills, mindfulness, and meditation practices. A psychotherapist can help you create a more harmonious life and satisfying relationships.
Psychotherapy offers a space where you can step outside of family/work/life dynamics and get understanding from an impartial 3rd party. Part of healing is to be able to say what’s happening in your life without feeling judged, intimidated or defensive. It’s an opportunity to explore feelings, words and actions when working through difficult life situations.
A psychotherapist will help you re-discover your inner light and spark. We all need to feel whole and complete. Doubt, insecurities, fear, internal/external pressure or pain often cloud the way we see ourselves.
Sudden life challenges such as loss or illness force us to re-evaluate our life. When we are facing many challenges or our emotions are too much to handle or when life has become difficult and seems unmanageable, reaching out to a professional can help by providing you skills, strategies and tools to help you cope.
People often think that you have to have a crisis or be in crisis to receive counselling or psychotherapy. Receiving support when life is going well is often as important as receiving it when things aren’t going well. Everyone needs a support network, cheering section, someone to listen and a place for safe expression of thoughts, feelings and behavior.
For some people, Anxiety and Depression are constant. Sharing your thoughts, feelings, fears, concerns with a qualified mental health professional can help alleviate stress, help you to set goals and put a realistic, personal wellness plan into place.
Exploring issues, recognizing your strengths, putting together an individualized plan with goals, helps to boost your mood and mindset. A psychotherapist/counsellor holds you accountable while providing a neutral, non judgemental setting. Using a variety of tools such as guided meditation and challenging old mindsets will empower you to become the best version of yourself.
A psychotherapist can help to assess difficulties and provide opportunities to change the way we think, feel, behave, perceive the world and relate to those around us, therefore, improving communications skills, empathy and relationships.
Life challenges and losses can be overwhelming. Loss of employment, moving, a diagnosis of a life limiting illness or chronic condition, divorce, separation, death of a pet or death of a loved one, life's transitions – all take their toll on you. Everyone grieves differently and in their own time. Talking to a psychotherapist can help us process what we are feeling.
How Does it Work?
Sessions are client centered, and offer a place for “safe expression”. A 15 minute phone conversation to ask questions and get a sense if this is the right client/counsellor fit for you is optional. An Intake Session is an opportunity for the counsellor/client to engage in a question/answer discussion to find out your story, strengths, areas identified by you as concerns, needs, underlying factors and core issues.
Sessions are client centered and will delve into topics further with the opportunity to use a variety of modalities and techniques. A closing session provides an opportunity to reflect on your journey, your progress, accomplishments and honor you!