My passion and privilege is being able to guide people to help them develop and nurture deep roots and connections. Such roots are often with themselves (e.g., their thoughts, feelings, behaviours, how they view themselves, their past or future), their family, friends, community as well as with nature and the more than human world. We are living in a time where, despite being technologically connected, humans are faced with rampant feelings of loneliness, disconnection, as well as spiritual confusion.
Aspects of traditional psychological treatment methods can be extremely helpful to a person’s overall mood, well-being and health. However, there is so much that can be done to grow these roots or connections. Many of which on the surface appear simple or intuitive, but are not easy to master or incorporate into one’s daily life without the help of a guide or support.
As a Psychologist, three core beliefs which inform how I practice include:
I believe that therapy should not last forever- If a person is open, ready and willing to do some work, there is no limit to the changes or insights a person can experience.
I believe that although therapy can be painful, and feel like work at times, there can also be humour, lightness, and dare I say fun.
I believe that symptoms and diagnostic terms can generally be helpful. However, they in themselves are not a clear link to effective treatment goals. Therefore, I use specificity, openness and curiosity to work to identify treatment goals that are clear, and positively framed.
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