Throughout my career, I have had the honour of working with a wide range of individuals navigating many experiences, but if I were to simplify my general counselling approach, I would say I specialize in helping people who feel emotionally or mentally disconnected from themselves and/or their lives.
Throughout our work together, the therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance to me, and I am passionate about approaching treatment in ways that suit your subjective experience. This means I adapt to your capacity, your values, and the lens through which you see the world. I see you as an expert in your own identity, and collaborate with you to develop and maintain a life that feels purposeful and intentional. This involves me working with you to contextualize and process the roots of your pain, find and name your sources of personal meaning, and integrate them into your surroundings.
When we feel different facets of identity at conflict with one another or feel fragmented from our outside world, bodies, community, and/or goals, it can be difficult to find inner resources and nurture unmet needs. I specialize in perceived fragmentations like these which can manifest in many ways, ranging from general feelings of aimlessness, uncertainty, or purposelessness, to the following experiences:
Substance use challenges
Grief and loss
If you are experiencing any of these challenges, they are there for a reason. My approach involves empathically exploring why these symptoms might be showing up for you, investigating unmet needs that may underlie them, and addressing them in ways that feel meaningful, accessible, and sustainable. If you would like to know more or ask questions to assess whether I am the right fit for you, please contact me to book a free zoom consultation.
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