Therapy offers a chance to clarify why your relationship is in distress – or why you are not living the life you want to be – and what we can do together now to make something different possible. Therapy is a process of supported inquiry. It is powerful work—it can help us shift from merely coping with life’s challenges to feeling more fully alive. My role as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is to assist you to create a style of living, or ways of connecting in your intimate relationships, marked by less struggle and stress. A greater sense of vitality and authenticity, positive healing and better relating, can emerge from the process.
Issues I work with
- Anger Management
- Grief & Loss
- Stress Management
- Suicide Ideation
- Life Transitions
- Behavioural Issues
- Sexual/Emotional/Physical abuse
- Coping Skills
- Spirituality and Spiritual crisis
- Emotional Disturbance
- Family Conflict
- Bipolar Disorder
- Trauma & PSD
How Do I Know If I Need Psychotherapy?
While you might realize that psychotherapy can help with life’s problems, it can sometimes be difficult to seek help or to even recognize when it is time to talk to a professional.
One key thing to remember is that the sooner you seek assistance, the sooner you will start to experience relief. Instead of waiting until your symptoms get out of control, you should consider getting help as soon as you start to recognize that there might be a problem.
Some key signs that it might be time to see a psychotherapist include:
- The issue is causing significant distress or disruption in your life. If you feel that the problem you are facing interrupts a number of important areas of your life including school, work, and relationships, it may be time to see if psychotherapy can help.
- You are relying on unhealthy or dangerous coping mechanisms. If you find yourself dealing with your problem by smoking, drinking, overeating, or taking out your frustrations on others, seeking assistance can help you find healthier and more beneficial coping strategies.
- Friends and family are concerned about your well-being. If it has reached a point where other people are worried about your emotional and mental health, it may be time to see if psychotherapy can improve your psychological state.
- Nothing you have tried so far has helped. You’ve read self-help books, explored some techniques you read about online, or even tried just ignoring the problem, yet things just seem to be staying the same or even getting worse. Just remember that you don’t have to wait until your problems become so overwhelming that coping seems impossible. I know it’s scary but help is available and the sooner you reach out, the sooner you’ll be back on track to a healthier, happier state of mind.
Psychotherapy is not limited to times of difficulty or stress, it can also be a very valuable tool for personal growth and development. It can help you to feel better about yourself, to understand your own thoughts, feelings, and responses better, and to work towards greater self-fulfillment and mastery