Approach

When day-to-day life sometimes feels overwhelming

Acute or chronic stress comes to all of us at some time in our lives, often in unpredictable ways. The death of a loved one, a chronic illness, a relationship break-up or divorce, conflicting views in parenting, a change in status or immigration may leave us feeling bereaved, sometimes numb and alone other times, frustrated, angry and confused, discouraged or powerless. With the increased demand on our time, mental, emotional, and physical resources, our familiar ways of coping may not work anymore. Sometimes we get stuck relating to one another in unhealthy ways. It is then that we feel urged to look at our circumstances from a new and different perspective. Professional support can be helpful during those times in order to move forward in more satisfying ways.

My Approach to Therapy

Entrusting one self to a professional with one’s inner emotional experiences can create comfort but also sometimes unexpected fears. My professional approach is to be sensitive to those fears and work with individuals, couples and families toward a trust relationship in which new understanding and new meaning can be created. I believe that as individuals we come equipped with the ability to change and adapt. While the challenge to change can be uncomfortable and possibly distressing, the invitation to adjust to new situations and circumstances seems less threatening. The words we use and the way we use them creates either satisfying or dissatisfying relationships. I work within the framework of a systems approach to therapy. Including in my approach are the following:

  • Multigenerational model
  • Narrative approach
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Solution Focused
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

 

If you want the struggle to stop and the healing to begin, contact me, and let’s get started…