Practicum Student, Master of Art in Counselling Psychology
Therapy can be a profound experience that resonates on all levels of our being. It is an act of courage and pioneering exploration of our internal landscape, and the paths of discovery not only improve our well-being but deepen our day-to-day experiences. We are a social species and this journey is not meant to be done alone, even when it is only about ourselves. I consider it a deeply humbling process to bear witness to the experiences of others and help them bring some clarity, perspective, direction, and genuine compassion to their current struggles or tragedies.
We are adaptive by nature, but some problems life throws at us prove to be of such a new and different quality that our current strategies prove overwhelmed and in need of tweaking. Following the research, I believe in an integrative approach that emphasizes the most powerful variables of change—namely genuine compassion, relationship, and motivation. I understand change and healing through a psychodynamic framework, integrating techniques from cognitive behavioural (CBT), existential, and narrative approaches. I emphasize a collaborative approach founded in compassion, with the goal of empowering you to find the resources and perspective you need to move through life’s current challenges.
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"People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life…[but] I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”