I know that making a decision to start therapy isn’t easy. It can be anxiety-inducing, whether you are new to the process or experienced. I understand that and will work with you at your own pace. It is also important that you feel a sense of connection with your therapist, and that you feel seen, understood, and valued. As we work together, we will build a safe therapeutic relationship for you to explore your patterns in relationship with others, and with yourself. I will listen with curiosity and compassion to your stories- the ones that are causing discomfort or pain in your life and the ones that bring you happiness.
My approach is client-led, which means that you decide what to talk about in our sessions. Together, we will illuminate and make sense of patterns in your life. We will create space for new understandings about yourself. This self-discovery will be handled with compassionate regard for you and the process that you are going through.
In my work with couples, I welcome all types: queer, straight, monogamous, and polyamorous. We will attend to patterns that you think are causing difficulty in the relationship. We may look at improving communication, accepting each other’s differences and different life experiences, deepening your connection, rebuilding trust, conflict resolution, and other issues that you think are impacting your feelings and your relationship at this time.
Finally, I am a bi-racial woman living in Toronto and approach my daily life and work with an anti-oppressive and anti-racist lens. I am committed to the LGBTQ2S+ community and to creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive space for my clients. I speak English and French. Please see my website for more information about my practice: https://www.andreafaveri.com/