You are not your thoughts. You are so much more. Therapy will help you get out of the thoughts that are keeping you stuck and feeling “not good enough”. I specialize in tapping into the mind/body connection to get beyond thoughts. I guide people to have compassion for themselves, to treat themselves as they would a good friend. It’s okay to feel down, lost, overwhelmed. Life can be messy and sad. It is important to have someone you trust to show you different perspectives. Let me be that person. I will guide you in how to be kind to yourself and recognize old thought habits so that you don’t believe everything you think. I believe we all have resilience and strength hidden within. It brings me joy to help others access all that is good and pure within them and show them how to slow down and change their reality.
Mindfulness is being in the present moment, which is the only moment you have control over. Meditation changes your brain chemistry. Both are skills you can learn and practice. Treat your mind as you would any other body part that is in pain, be tender, kind, be attentive. My goal is to listen and to truly hear what is behind the distorted thoughts that are keeping your stuck.
We have become a society of people who live from the neck up and are lost in thought, comparing ourselves, blaming and shaming ourselves. Our bodies carry all this mental energy. By using the mind/body connection it is possible to see which thoughts are helping and which are hurting. You can heal from the past.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a degree in Psychology from McMaster University. I am a certified Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. I specialize in using mindfulness and meditation to heal. I have been studying and practicing mindfulness and meditation for over 15 years and I know from experience the healing powers of going within.