Areas of Counselling
I provide psychotherapy to individuals facing a variety of challenges. I offer a safe and compassionate space to promote healing and balance in your life. In order to increase your quality of life, build inner strength, and thrive, we will work collaboratively toward establishing therapeutic goals, and identify patterns that may be creating pain and discomfort in your life.
Areas of Counseling Include:
Self-esteem & self-criticism
Life Transitions and Stress
Chronic Illness and Pain
Life can be hard. Whether it is life transitions, stressors, illness, or any perceived limitation, we all struggle, experience pain, sorrow, and discomfort. Other times we can suffer when we get too caught up in the rat race. Yet there is more to life than performance, perfection, comparisons, or acquisitions.
The question is: how do we support ourselves during difficult times? What brings value to our lives? More importantly, what type of relationship would we like to have with ourselves, others, and the world on the winding path of life? Perhaps how we react, respond, experience, and show up in the world – with ourselves and others – is what matters most.
I believe psychotherapy connects us with our strengths, values, and compassion we need to live a more fulfilling, meaningful, and authentic life, despite obstacles we all encounter. It helps guide us toward approaching life with an open heart.
As with any habit or skill, what we practice grows stronger – where the mind goes, energy flows. This is no different in psychotherapy, you can gain valuable skills that, when practiced, increase inner strength, self-acceptance, and resilience – and ultimately reduce suffering. Working together, we will explore new ways of reacting, responding, and experiencing.
You are a unique individual and I approach therapy with that in mind. We will work collaboratively in order to meet your individual needs. My practice is rooted in humanistic, mindful self-compassion, and attachment-oriented approaches.
However, I have experience in a variety of orientations – such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy – and have the flexibility to draw on these theories in order to develop a customized plan to reach your goals.
Session fees are $140 plus HST per 50 minute session.
Method of Payment:
As I am currently supervised by a clinical psychologist, I am covered by most insurance plans. Please check with your insurance as coverage varies among providers.
*Please Note: Once an appointment hour is scheduled, you will be charged for it unless you provide me with 24 hour notice.
It takes courage to be willing to explore and engage in psychotherapy. By filling out the appointment request form below you are taking an important step toward positive change. Once this form is sent, there are no obligations to start psychotherapy. For effective therapy, it is important first and foremost to find the right fit between client and therapist. Therefore, within 48 hours of receiving the completed form, we will contact you to further discuss your individual needs and explore if Open Heart Psychotherapy is right for you.