Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Career Issues
- Job Transition
- LGBTQ Issues
- Life Balance
- Life Transitions
- Professional Burnout
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- ADD and ADHD Coping Strategies
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Solution Focused Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.highesteemcounselling.com
It might not feel like it, but you're not alone. We live in a world that tells us to keep pushing through, to "pull ourselves up by our bootstraps" and stop complaining. You might be looking around at your peers thinking that you’re the only one who's struggling to feel confident, to move forward towards your goals, and to feel worthy, whole, and happy in your life, relationships, and career. You might find that there's always something getting in the way: anxiety, stress, sadness, emotional regulation, a lack of motivation or motivation, or maybe even something that you just can't put your finger on. This "bootstrap", "suck it up" mentality creates the false impression that we're the only ones struggling (but I promise- you're not!).
A bit about my story:
I struggled with confidence and self-worth for a very long time. I was (and am) as ambitious and driven as they come, but for a long time I struggled to believe in myself and see the strengths that would later become my gifts. One day, I sought out therapy, and remember giving voice to my worst fear in that first session: "I know that it's confidence that holds me back, and I'm scared that if I don't do something to change this, this is all that I will ever be'.
What I was in that moment was someone who was perpetually anxious, scared, self-critical, self-doubting, and stuck in a perfectionistic loop that kept me from moving forward. Sound familiar? Perhaps you feel this way, too. I didn't feel worthy at work, and therefore I ended up in the wrong jobs and hated everything about every day at work. My ambition was still there, and kept me wanting more but feeling completely lost. The worst part of all was that I was starting to hate myself- my self esteem was sinking lower and lower by the day.
Here's the thing: I was one of the lucky ones (and you can be, too). I was encouraged to seek out support, and I found a great therapist who helped me lean into my strengths. She supported me as I found my way forward, landing myself in a Masters of Social work program which eventually lead me to this very counselling practice. It's my turn to pay it forward. You don't have to stay stuck, and I'd be honored to be part of your journey forward.
Who do I work with?
My clients struggle with anxiety, adult ADHD, career/work challenges, lack of motivation, perfectionism, decision making (and decision paralysis), stress management, people pleasing, communication challenges, self-worth and confidence. I help clients explore their relationship with the challenges they're having and what might be keeping them stuck. Together, we'll process what you're going through, as well as look at new coping tools, systems, and actions that you can take to get unstuck and move forward towards the things that are important to you. My counselling is warm, compassionate, and unpretentious.
[VIRTUAL SESSIONS ONLY]
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate (CounselCare Canada Learning Solutions)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training (PSYCHWIRE)
- Harm Reduction Trainings (for substance use & naloxone administration)
- ASIST Suicide Prevention and Response Training
Client fee individuals:140
Client fee couples/families:160