My Approach

Integrative therapy is my usual approach and is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and techniques to fit the needs of the individual client. With an understanding of normal human development, an integrative therapist modifies standard treatments to fill in development gaps that affect each client in different ways.

 

By combining elements drawn from different schools of psychological theory and research, integrative therapy becomes a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment than more traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy.

Integrative psychotherapy techniques can be incorporated into almost any type of therapeutic work with children, adolescents, and adults, in individual practice or group settings. An integrative approach can be used to treat any number of psychological problems and disorders, including anxiety, and depression the therapist matches evidence-based treatments to each client and each disorder.

I may use CBT to help clients identify patterns in their thoughts, feelings and behaviours or the psycho-dynamic approach with a person centred core to help clients understand what or how past life events or experiences may have shaped their life and behaviours of today. This can also help with the management of their relationships in a healthier way, and mindfulness to help tame anxious responses.

My experience covers:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Women's Issues

  • LGBT Related issues

  • Other related Issues