Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Grief and Loss - General
- Intimacy Issues
- Life Transitions
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Professional Burnout
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Online / Virtual
- Pain Management
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.drwilkie.ca
COVID-19 impacts all of us as we respond to multiple changes in our lives. Do your connections with others feel out of balance? Too much connection with those you live with, not enough with others? Are you noticing feelings you can't quite describe? Angst and malaise of uncertainty and sadness; noticing the small things that aren't so small: gratitude as well as loss of what was before. What is it like to expand your bubble and resume activities? You might want to feel heard and understood in a meaningful way during this time of uncertainty. Concerns that were manageable may becoming more intense or more obvious in the light of COVID-19.
Although restrictions have been lifted for in-person counselling and therapy I am continuing to work remotely (by phone or secure video) for now. Please contact me for more information about my current services.
General concerns: Are you disappointed in your relationships? Do you feel lonely and misunderstood? Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Or, you might be someone who has had therapy in the past but needs something different this time. You might feel confident in managing your feelings, but want to learn why you feel and act the way you do, and why you keep repeating the same unhelpful patterns in relationships.
I have over 25 years clinical experience as a registered psychologist in helping people feel better, move forward in their lives, and have more satisfying relationships.
My approach to therapy: I believe therapy is a challenge, but a manageable one. I'm a good listener and non-judgmental, but sometimes more is needed. My strengths are going beyond superficial understandings of your concerns, and being honest and direct in a supportive way so that you can take a risk to change.
I will check with you to make sure our work is at an optimal pace. I start individual psychotherapy with a focus on how you are currently coping and symptoms that might be interfering with your daily activities (e.g., poor sleep, difficulty concentrating). Once you begin to feel more settled, we can start to explore possible causes of the difficulties and what can be done to address them.
Often anxiety or depression is related to problems in interpersonal relationships such as difficulty saying "no", finding that others are often hurt by your honest feedback, avoidance of conflict, difficulty trusting others. I'll work with you to track patterns across your relationships, including the therapy relationship. I'll also help you become more attentive to the signs that you're about to act in the same old way, creating opportunities to try something different.
Are you ready to make a change that counts? Take the first step to get started. Give me a call or send me a short email. I'll respond the same or next business day and we'll talk for about 15 minutes at no charge to see if my services are a good fit for what you're looking for. Generally I can see new clients 1-2 weeks after this phone call.
Client fee individuals:$190