Life is constantly changing and bringing new opportunities and challenges. Sometimes we can feel stuck, hopeless, and unsure of how to navigate change. I believe that authenticity and being true to our values is the way to having a meaningful life. I work with adolescents and adults experiencing anger, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, self-harm, stress, and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals who have concerns about their substance use. My hope is that our work together will help you find a new way to relate to yourself, others, and life in general.
I’m familiar with a few different therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I think it’s important to discuss what you want from therapy and choose our approach based on your individual wants and needs. I’m also a firm believer that our relationship is the most important part of what makes therapy work for you. To help you feel safe being your authentic self with me, I approach our relationship with an awareness of how trauma impacts many of us, a commitment to be respectful and responsive to your needs, and anti-oppressive values.
A little about me: I love reading fantasy novels, hiking with my two dogs (an English Lab and a Chihuahua/Boston Terrier mix), and almost always have a tea nearby. I’m also First-Generation Polish-Canadian and have a weakness for pierogi. Lastly, I have firsthand experience accessing mental healthcare, so I know how daunting it can be.
If you’re interested in figuring out whether I’m the right therapist for you, give me a call at (226) 533-6630 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free 20-minute consultation. I’m looking forward to learning more about you.