Individual Therapy

Why Go To Therapy?

Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at any point in our lives. Through ‘Talk’ Therapy and Heart Coherence Breathing (a form of meditation) I can help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.

Online Individual Therapy in Burlington

In general, therapy is designed to help increase your personal insight, promote healthy behaviours, and improve upon or teach new methods for coping. Armed with these new skills, you can begin to make changes in your life. The ultimate goal of therapy is to improve your quality of life and provide you with better overall functioning.

I also am trained in the use of specific yoga movements to help the body heal from stress, trauma and grief.  A certified Yoga Movement Guide, I can show you through slow purposeful movements linked with breath to become more aware, express more fully and move through your pain to a place of healing and hope.

With a Masters in Counselling Psychology, a specialty within the field of Psychology, I have the specific tools required to facilitate personal and interpersonal functioning across your lifespan. Psychotherapists serve persons of all ages and cultural backgrounds in both individual and group settings.

Utilizing a variety of approaches including Stress Management, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Grief Therapy, and Mindfulness Techniques,  I will work with you to create a treatment plan that is customized to meet your unique circumstances. 

Meeting the needs of individuals where they are is vital in today’s fast paced and technology driven society. Therefore, I can provide confidential support through the phone or virtual telehealth platform.

What Makes a Great Therapist?

There are many therapists in Burlington, Oakville, Peel and Hamilton so choosing the right one can seem daunting. Everyone has different likes and dislikes, but here are three basic criteria that can help you make the right choice:

  1. You can see yourself having a good relationship with them. The healing of counselling takes place in the context of a relationship, so having a solid relationship with your therapist is the foundation of everything else. Regardless of individual style or characteristics, a good therapist should be empathetic, authentic, and capable of seeing the best in you.
  2. They are skilled and confident. A therapist is like a good friend, one that can look at your situation objectively and provide you with advice. A good therapist should therefore not only be empathetic and kind, but also highly skilled (unlike your friends) at helping you to see the solutions that will work for you.  They should also  collaboratively work with you to set goals, and support you in making steps forward in your plan for your life.
  3. They’ve done their own therapy. What separates excellent therapists from their peers is that the excellent ones have done their own inner work. People who have worked through their own issues, and have lived experiences, tend to live by their own values, ‘walk the talk’, and relate to others with profound understanding and compassion. Going to a therapist who hasn’t done their own work may not be the best use of your resources – kind of like going to a personal trainer who doesn’t exercise.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson