Modern living has resulted in a steady increase in the number of adults who experience mental health challenges in the form of depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders. Causes of psychological distress can be as a result of social isolation, unemployment, occupational stress, relational conflict, trauma, bereavement and/or addiction. This can leave you feeling powerless, debilitated and worthless. Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation, for a person to be able to live a meaningful life while striving to reach their unique potential. Therapy will involve examining and addressing the underlying cognitive, emotional and behavioural mechanisms that are causing and maintaining psychological distress.
Psychotherapy starts with a brief assessment (usually one session) in order to gather information around the presenting problem, allowing a comprehensive psychological understanding to lay the foundation for the therapeutic intervention. Psychotherapy may be used for self-exploration and personal growth to facilitate and enhance current functioning and interpersonal relationships. Please see my areas of interest as well as my therapeutic approach for more information.
“People do not come into therapy to change their past but their future.”
– Milton Erickson