At the beginning of our work together, in the interests of accuracy and efficiency, and in order to save time and money, I will provide you with a detailed questionnaire for you to complete at home. When completed, this questionnaire will provide us with a comprehensive, in-depth foundation that will enable you to receive the maximum benefit from counselling or psychotherapy.
After developing a detailed description of your current life situation and the difficulties you are experiencing, together, we will build a treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to meet your therapeutic needs and goals.
Sometimes quickly and sometimes more gradually, the process of counselling and psychotherapy will enable you to not only overcome your life challenges, but also develop more awareness of yourself and your relationship with others. This awareness will naturally unfold as you develop a clearer understanding of yourself through an analysis of your family of origin, childhood experiences, dreams, and other important relationships and events, while you experience the benefits of other helpful counselling and psychotherapeutic techniques.
A deeper understanding of yourself, emotional healing, personal growth, peace of mind, and more authentic and healthy relationships with others, can naturally develop through your commitment to the process of positive change.
I use a range of therapeutic techniques from:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
Registration & Professional Membership
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
EMDR – Integrating EMDR into your Clinical Practice, 5-Day Intensive | Lexington, Kentucky, USA | 05/2019 | Carole Lovell, Psy.D., LCSW
DBT – Clinical Training for Mental Health Professionals, 5-Day Intensive |
Ottawa | 02/2019 | Kafui Sawyer, RP & Mark Vegh, RCC
Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy
Online | 12/2018 | Irvin Yalom, MD
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Action
Online | 11/2018 | Dr. Steven C. Hayes
Introducing the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual-2 (PDM-2)
Ottawa | 05/2018 | Dr. Robert Gordon
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASSIST)
Ottawa | 11/2015 | LivingWorks