I am trained in and informed by:
-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
-Mindfulness Based Therapy
-Strengths based & Client Centered therapy
-Trauma Informed practice
I use a combination of modalities and tools in my work with clients and take a direct and engaging approach in my practice.
I specialize in recognizing intersectional experiences of trauma that include gender, race and identity, and seek to provide support around navigating power dynamics within work, family, dating, sexual, including couples counselling.
What is somatic therapy?
The body and the mind are intricately connected. When we experience trauma or stress, our nervous system is ignited which causes a string of events within the body as we enter a fight/flight state. This may have been an adaptive and necessary protective mechanism in the moment of challenge.
As we move forward in life, however, we may find ourselves stuck in these fight/flight states, becoming triggered and activated in unhelpful moments.
The somatic practice is dropping back into the body, to access our emotional self and wisdom, to release what is stored within the body.
If you feel stuck in your trauma, somatic therapy may be an expansive tool for you to finally release, integrate and move forward.
Therapy and Nutrition
Life challenges, anxiety, depression, may be caused by day-to-day events.
We are still empowered to make sure that our body is equipped with the necessary nutrients, excercise
and sleep to function.
An unstable mood may be our body’s way of communicating that we are not receiving the nutrients
necessary to manage.
If you struggle to eat when you are under stress, this may be a coping mechanism that is no longer working for you. Let’s examine it together.
As a basis for any psychotherapeutic work that I do is an assessment of eating habits, sleep habits and