Through a systemic process, we explore the current patterns causing your relationship to stay stuck in a conflicting dynamic.
By providing structure, I work collaboratively with partners to create a treatment plan that meets their needs and specific goals.
In sessions, partners learn to shift from a place of reactiveness and hopelessness to a place of communication and connection. While working with couples, my objective is to soften the conflicting dynamics between partners by facilitating interventions that stimulate new positive and healthy interactions. This revives and deepens bonding and connection experiences.
Even through couple therapy, we address individual issues that might amplify or influence the current conflicting dynamic.
Through a one on one process we explore your current challenges to identify the issue(s).
By working collaboratively, a treatment plan is developed to best suit your personal needs and desired goals.
Through our professional bond, my role is to facilitate interventions in session that will help you rediscover your own strengths, gain self-awareness, and acquire a new perspective on your current situation ultimately triggering opportunities for change.
As a therapist, I will assess your situation and provide you with my clinical assessment regarding the most beneficial form of therapy for your personal situation. Issues might be viewed as "personal" but in fact, they are interpersonal.
Forms of Therapy Available
Adjusting to change
Areas of Practice
Relationship & Communication
Relationships are composed of unique individuals that experience, perceive, understand and overcome obstacles differently. This union entail two completely different worlds that constantly collide together through interactions. For these reasons, disagreements between partners are inevitable and in-fact considered completely normal.
The problem is not the conflict itself but rather the inability to resolve underlying issues. Through lack of understanding and miscommunication, partners get stuck in a conflicting cycle where each partner engages in their own coping mechanisms, provoking reciprocal negative responses from one another. These types of reactions contribute to unmet needs, anger, defensiveness, avoidance and disconnection.
Counselling and psychotherapy offer a safe and confidential space that fosters healing by accessing underlying elements partners are unable to reach on their own. Through this work, partners can learn to tune into one another by recognizing core needs and feelings that lead to reconciliation, repair and change in the underlying dynamic.
There are different issues that may be addressed by this type of service. Most commonly, relational conflict is related to: lack of communication, emotional disconnection, feeling misunderstood or unseen, jealousy, time spent together, unmet needs and wants, different parenting philosophies, changes and life transitions.
Sexuality & Intimacy
Research has shown that relationships and sexuality are interwoven as partners have the opportunity to experience each other through sexual intimacy. It is important to know that sex can be experienced on many different levels: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When it comes to couples, each partner plays a role in the sexual interaction where communication becomes a key pillar for sexual fulfillment.
Pleasure is an experience that can be explored and discovered through safety and connection. It sometimes means taking emotional risks where each partner is responsible for expressing their sexual thoughts, feelings, needs, desires, and fantasies.
Counselling and psychotherapy offers a safe and confidential space for couples to deepen their sexual connection and explore sexual satisfaction through communication and understanding. There are different issues that may be addressed through this type of service, including: emotional disconnection, change in sex frequency, infidelity, different levels of sexual desire, challenges in sexual communication.
Addiction & Mental Health
We have the innate ability to develop coping mechanisms to survive through difficult events. Many of us grow up being able to avoid pain, sadness, and hurt by responding to threats by escaping and other ways to distract ourselves. Unfortunately, as we move through life and as we maintain such coping mechanism, we find ourselves stuck in habits that are harmful as we disconnect from ourselves and the ones we love.
Treatment for addiction and mental health presents complexities as it causes a rippling effect. Not only do these conditions bring cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and spiritual disturbance to the individual struggling, but it also stimulates conflicting relational dynamics with those around them. Ultimately triggering more loneliness and suffering for those closely involved.
Counselling and psychotherapy offers a safe and confidential space that foster recovery and healing. There are different issues that may be addressed by this type of service. The most common issues I deal with are: addiction, substance abused, alcoholism, gambling, anxiety, depression.