Anxiety and depression are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience. Stress and overwhelm seems to be the new normal in our busy world. The good news is there are lots of strategies you can try to feel better. Counselling can help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
If you are struggling with an executive function disorder such as ADHD, I can teach you skills to improve on your areas of weaknesses and use your strengths to their full potential.
Do you experience strain with a loved one in your family? Do you have a child who refuses to get help? Family therapy can help reduce strain, make sense of difficult dynamics and emotions and help members communicate needs and feel closer to each other.
I also work with individual caregivers to better help loved ones dealing with difficult issues and behaviours related to mental health, trauma, addiction and self-harm.
Intimate relationships are where we ground ourselves. When there is disconnection, distance and conflict we often feel insecure and have a hard time relating to the world around us. Grounded in attachment theory, I use emotionally focused therapy to support couples to understand their relationship dynamics from an attachment perspective. This increased understanding along with guided communication strategies helps couples feel closer and more connected to each other, leaving them more equipped to respond when conflict arises.
I am also very experienced with LGBTQ2S populations and diverse relationship forms.
Young people require a specialized approach in therapy to foster trust and build connection in order to move forward in healthy ways in their lives. Counselling drawing from models such as cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and motivational interviewing supports young people to improve their mental health and associated behaviours such as addiction, eating disorders, emotional outbursts and trauma responses.
When left unprocessed, traumatic events and negative experiences can impact our present day functioning and relationships with others in significant ways. Getting help can reduce these negative impacts and allow you to regain a sense of safety and control over how you respond to life's stressors.
Gaining skills in distress tolerance and emotion regulation are the first steps in addressing past trauma. Once we build you up in these skills AND you feel ready, I can support you with memory processing.
Are you ready to get on the path to a healthier you? Get in touch today to get started!