I am a registered psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience, providing psychotherapy in university, hospital, and hospice settings, and currently working in private practice. My areas of specialization include transformative psychotherapy, spiritual direction, aging, and mentorship and supervision.
As long as I can remember I’ve been interested in human development and fulfillment. I began my formal training with the intention of becoming a Jungian analyst but with time chose to establish a person-centered, existential approach. I remain devoted to dreamwork and depth psychology.
Mid-life, I studied Buddhist psychology, Morita Therapy and Compassion-focused therapies. Today, my practice is integrative, and my approach depends entirely on the needs and goals of my clients.
The clients who most appreciate working with me are interested in the big questions about life, such as: How do I cope with and make sense of loss, illness, or change? How do I live with purpose and commitment? Am I being true to my values? What would I do if I wasn't fearful? What is Love? and, How do I let go?
In addition to being a registered psychotherapist, I am a certified spiritual director. I am a retired Pureland Buddhist minister and am inspired by the Celtic Indigenous and Christian traditions, with their emphasis on creation, creativity, and community.
If you are interested in this kind of inner work, I wholeheartedly welcome you to make contact.
One day you finally knew what you had to do,
and began .......... Mary Oliver, The Journey
Psychotherapy begins with the understanding that we are more than meets the eye. Human life is complex, dynamic, and evolving, and it is not uncommon for us to feel as if we are a mystery, even to ourselves!
Some ways we access the deeper Self is through dreams, waking images and symbols, practices of silence, poetry, art, and wisdom teachings.
Psychotherapy benefits us by providing a context for listening carefully to the otherwise unplumed dimensions of ourselves. The psychotherapist keeps us true to the journey, providing skillful encouragement and inspiration.
In addition to transformation, psychotherapy is helpful in addressing a number of emotional, physical, mental, interpersonal, and spiritual imbalances and concerns. In particular, psychotherapy is useful in negotiating life transitions and all the emotions that may be present such as anxiety, depression, uncertainty, sadness, fear, upheaval, and angst.
Counselling is offered on-line and by telephone.
I encourage you to contact me to arrange a 30-minute complimentary conversation to determine if we are the right fit.
Tel: 226.234.0211 or email: email@example.com
Psychotherapists are not covered by O.H.I.P., however
most employee assistance programs and employee benefits provide partial or full coverage.
Please check with your insurance provider to determine how much coverage you qualify for.
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