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MY APPROACH

I work collaboratively with individuals to explore presenting concerns, unpack the causes and conditions reinforcing them, and work through personal and interpersonal blocks that impede on their healing and personal growth.  We draw on deeper long term values as a guidepost as we move through therapeutic process.

The therapy approaches I predominantly draw upon in my treatment approach include: Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT).

Aim of Interventions 

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

The aim of Acceptance Commitment Therapy is to support individuals in overriding the urge to take action on short term thoughts and feeling, in favour for action that aligns with deeper personal and relational values.  The goal through this work is for individuals to gain more psychological flexibility by developing greater tolerance in observing and experiencing unpleasant thoughts, emotions and body sensations without reaction, and making value-oriented choices.

Mindfulness Interventions

Mindfulness involves being present with your moment to moment experience with an attitude of non-judgement, curiosity, acceptance and kindness.  I utilize a variety of meditation practices as a means of supporting individuals in desensitizing from unpleasant emotional states and unhelpful thought patterns.  Through this process of desensitization, individuals build their tolerance to relate to their emotional and mental state with more acceptance and kindness, thus creating more freedom to take actions that align with their deeper long term needs and values.