Clinical Private Practice

Mindful Psychotherapist/Counsellor

As a psychotherapist, I am witness to emotional, psychological and physical suffering. There is no magic fix. We are all individuals with unique life experiences. I meet people where they are to support them in their journey for lasting growth and well-being in a non-judgmental manner. My medical training provides the basis of understanding the science of the mind and the underlying flow of information through the senses.

Research suggests that the presence of the therapist and the therapist/client connection are the most crucial factors affecting the client’s healing process. Participation in years of meditative and mindfulness practices have taught me what it means to be mindful and how to cultivate mindfulness and compassion in the therapeutic relationship.

My client-centred approach utilizes mindfulness, self-compassion, and compassion, with cognitive behaviour therapy. With the focus and exploration of experiential strategies, this cultivates a therapeutic relationship that creates positive outcomes for the client.

Services include treatment for individuals with:

Substance Misuse and Abuse Issues

Compulsive and Anxiety Disorders

Stress Management

Diabetic Challenges

Lifestyle Change

Addiction Therapy

Certified as an International Addiction Counsellor and International Clinical Supervisor with the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation http://www.caccf.ca

Services for Substance Misuse and Abuse includes:

Assessment

Treatment planning

Treatment

Aftercare

Relapse prevention

Clinical Supervision

Mentoring

After completing therapy/counselling some clients maintain this strong connection and choose to meet on a monthly or bi-monthly basis to stay “grounded.” As one client describes: It provides a  “touch stone” in her busy life.We don’t hesitate to go to the massage therapist for our physical needs. Is our mental, emotional and psychological well-being not as important?

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