"Never underestimate the power you have to take
your life in a new direction." ~ Germany Kent
I am committed to creating a space that embodies warmth, safety, and trust, as I come alongside you on your journey towards healing and empowerment. I prefer to tailor my therapeutic approach to the unique needs and personality of each individual client, however, I do draw most frequently from the following therapeutic modalities:
Play therapy makes a difference. Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings (Gil, 1991). Often, children have used up their own problem solving tools, and they misbehave, may act out at home, with friends, and at school (Landreth, 2002). Play therapy allows trained mental health practitioners who specialize in play therapy, to assess and understand children's play.
Narrative therapy seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling and community work, which centres people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.
Restoration Therapy is a model that can be used with individuals, couples, and families. The foundation of this theory focuses on Love and Trustworthiness. It uses a cyclical process in understanding the past destructive patterns of the individual, couple, or family.
The aim of psychoanalysis therapy is to release repressed emotions and experiences, i.e. make the unconscious conscious. It is only having a cathartic (i.e. healing) experience can the person be helped and "cured".