My approach is guided by my values and ethics. As a social-justice informed therapist, I recognize how structures such as patriarchy, capitalism, whorephobia, sexism, racism, and ableism affect our day-to-day lives. I believe our distress has biological, psychological, and social roots, and I take time to make sure I understand all the different layers of your experience. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard in your experience, and to guide you as you achieve your goals.
I use a variety of different approaches in my work, including cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, emotion(ally)-focused therapy, feminist narrative therapy, family therapy, motivational interviewing, and attachment-based and mentalization therapies. The approach I use will depend on the specific issue(s) you would like to work on. For example, if you’ve experienced complex traumas, I will not use cognitive behavioural therapy. Rather, I will use psychodynamic approaches with a focus on creating safety for you. If you’re experiencing anxiety, I may work with you to develop emotion regulation techniques used in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy.
Depending on the length of therapy, I may use different approaches at different times.