Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Autism and Developmental Disorders
- Chronic Illness
- Family Issues
- LGBTQ Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Jungian Psychotherapy
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Somatic Approaches
Counselling practice website:https://www.lindidalecounselling.com/
As a therapist, I strive for you to feel held: to feel cared for and understood, with the assurance that I am fiercely present and always in your corner. Above all, my goal is for you to cultivate a grounding sense of safety in relationship. When you feel seen, heard and valued for who you are, you can begin to explore the full spectrum of your humanity, and discover new possibilities of being. These possibilities can include unearthing insight and meaning, moving through shame, improving nervous system-regulation and self-esteem, letting go of perfectionism, developing self-advocacy and communication skills, becoming more emotionally attuned to yourself and others, connecting to community resources, unlearning internalized bigotry, and forming a loving relationship to yourself as you are.
I enjoy supporting people of all genders in distilling their values from patriarchal ones, and reorienting to the problem of patriarchy with courage and integrity. Through the frameworks of Body Liberation and Health At Every Size (HAES), I enjoy working with clients of all body sizes and abilities to support them in discovering the innate goodness of their body as it is. I take an intersectional feminist approach to understanding the impact of systemic social forces (ex. racism, classicism, LGBTQ+ discrimination, ableism, anti-fat bias) on our developmental neurobiology. I take a pragmatic, biopsychosocial approach that attends to biological and social factors as much as psychological ones. This includes attending to the role of biological barriers for people assigned female at birth who may be experiencing endocrine related mood disturbances (ex. postpartum, premenstrual dysphoric disorder). I enjoy supporting parents in practicing connected caregiving with their children, and equally, with themselves. I have worked with parents, youth and children with disabilities for twelve years, and I am passionate about supporting neurodivergent individuals in reclaiming the narrative of their lives. I believe that understanding processes of storytelling are central to understanding ourselves and others in the context of the storied world we inhabit.
Imagery and metaphor are central to my approach, as I have experienced first hand their utility in grounding thoughts, feelings, and meaning; to provide shelter and direction in the wilderness of the psyche; and facilitate a physical shift in the bodily way that myself or a client has a problem. I want to provide you with an opportunity to experience reverie, and join you in that reverie, so you can begin to dream a new way forward. Our relationship is a place where you can show up imperfectly, uncertain, and in process. I want you to feel free to question that process and receive transparent and accessible care. Our work will be creative, non-pathologizing, trauma-informed and evidence-based. I want to meet you exactly where you are and work with you to discover your own innate sense of worth, direction and ease.
Client fee individuals:120 + GST/PST