Hello! My name is Emily, and I will be joining Janine Ruddy’s online psychotherapy practice in May 2021 as a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) student to finish my degree. In these uncertain times, it is helpful to connect with a counsellor to explore how you have been impacted by the pandemic, and how you may navigate these, and the everyday stressors, relationships, expectations, and obligations, that may contribute to feeling overwhelmed or not in control. Sometimes the strategies that have worked for us in the past are no longer helpful and can even make circumstances worse; this is normal and is often improved when we develop self-compassion and understanding for ourselves. I look forward to working together to discuss your current situation and the strategies you are using, to identify what is working for you, and what alternatives may be available to reach your goals and improve your overall wellbeing.
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP). I have experience working with youths, young adults, and their families to improve their satisfaction within their lives and interpersonal relationships. My approach is informed by training in several therapeutic models including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Counselling, and Motivational Interviewing.
I look forward to getting to know you!