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I combine modern research with time tested interventions to identify client strengths and challenge problematic patterns of thinking and behaving. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness serve as the theoretical foundations that guide my practice. However, every client is unique and I attempt to tailor my approach to fit each client’s specific goals.
Typically, therapy begins with helping clients clarify what is going on for them currently, their strengths/resources, and some of the things preventing them from making positive changes in their lives. Then we work together to create an appropriate treatment plan and put it into action.
Research from around the world shows CBT can help people with a wide array of issues. It is the most practiced and researched form of therapy in the world. Many people struggle with challenges beyond their control but CBT suggests that even is 99% of our suffering is caused by other people, uncontrollable health complications, society, genetics, etc. our time and energy is better spent on that 1% we can control. It focuses on choice and teaching people to reduce unhelpful habits of thinking and behaving which reduce our life satisfaction. For example, people who struggle with anxiety excessively worry in an attempt to anticipate future problems and devise solutions in advance. Excessive worrying is often motivated by a habit to “catastrophize”, or expecting the worst to happen. This then leads to excessive anxiety. A Cognitive Behavioral Therapist can teach people to become more aware of their thinking habits, and form new habits that don’t lead to uncontrollable anxiety.
In addition to my work in private practice, I work as a therapist for the Vancouver Island Health Authority. I help people with: anxiety, depression, communication, relationships, trauma, managing emotions, and many other concerns. I have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and my Bachelor’s Degree of Sciences in Psychology. I am also a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
If you have any questions about me or my approach, please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail.
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