Primarily people come to my office for #individualtherapy because they are very ready to change that which is no longer working for them either in terms of their relationship to self or others. I hold this space and intention in a very focused way. We work with family of origin issues (“Family-Culture”), overcoming trauma and abuse, narcissistic partners and families, commitment phobia, unresolved patterns of behaviour, grief & loss, depression, codependency, anxiety, addictions, marital strife, parenting, mother, father, & sibling issues, life purpose issues, workplace disharmony, repetition/compulsion distress, poor self esteem, conflict resolution, trauma, eating disorders and anything else that is compromising a person from fully living in joy, ease, well being, health and happiness. This work is wonderfully effective for those who are dealing with chronic emotional lack of ease.
Together we work to facilitate you finding your authentic inner voice; your “Self-Culture”. The process brings about profound awareness as well as practical tools to rewire the neural pathways associated with long held beliefs that you learned form your “Family-Culture”. With this information you will ultimately be able to rewire your patterns that have made up your “Relationship-Culture” so that you can live a free, empowered, healthy, functional and passion filled life.
I provide brief and long-term Transformational Holistic Psychotherapy including traditional talk therapy, visualization, space to deeply process and investigate, as well as motivation and Inspiration, Life Coaching, Parts Integration Therapy, Stress-Reduction, New Decision Therapy™, Couples Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral, Reiki, and Trauma Therapy.
When I work with couples we look at the patterns of behaviour that lead to the state of the relationship. I teach couples how to fight in a fair, functional and constructive way. Together, as a team we work to decode #Family-Culture and family of origin influences and improve communication problems as well as teaching resiliency to family of origin triggers and hurt-child behaviour. We look at commitment phobia, narcissism, depression, home routine problems, addictions, unfair fighting patterns, shaming patterns of communication, division of task unfairness, resentment, stonewalling, silent treatment patterns, infidelity, trust issues, anxiety, parent/child dynamics, parental alienation and more. All this so that the couple can move past the dysfunction and into a long-term passionate, healthy, empowered relationship.
I also love to work with couples that are very serious about marriage and wish to work preventatively with my PreMarital Checklist sessions. In these sessions, we work as a team to understand some of the areas that might become triggers during the marriage. We talk about hot button topics like money, sex, family influences, children and communication glitches and patterns.
Clients find these sessions incredibly impactful and transformational and say that this sets them up for a healthy marriage in the long term.
All sessions are 90 minutes in length.
The cost for one- on- one sessions is $170 plus HST per session. ($192.10) All prices are in Canadian dollars
The cost for couples/family sessions is $230 plus HST per session. ($259.90) All prices are in Canadian dollars
I have a 3 business day cancellation policy including the day of the session. Weekends and holidays do not count! Please be mindful of booked session dates and times.
What gets me up in the morning?
It is knowing that the work that I do can help people stop perpetuating the cycles and patterns of dysfunction from being passed on to the next generation.
I work with traditional talk therapy either individually or with couples. And I also I include life coaching, visualization and somatic focusing. I sometimes integrate the body centred (somatic) work, visualization, breathing exercises to assist in the integration of the new information gained by the client and to maintain groundedness as the emotional unfolding occurs.
A little bit about me!
As a Registered Psychotherapist, Keynote Speaker/Author/Holistic Psychotherapist/Relationship Expert/Life and Wellness Coach at MassEnergy, I have been inspiring people to step into their personal power, speak more authentically, and fully embrace their life purpose since 1990. I feel honoured and humbled that I get to do the work that I do. After over 8 years in study and practice of eastern philosophy modalities, I decided to get a Masters degree in Educational Psychology to round out my professional expertise and knowledge. I am a Registered Psychotherapist, a Certified Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and I am a Board Certified Polarity Therapy Practitioner and teacher as well as a Reiki Master and a New Decision Therapy Practitioner and teacher.
I have taught at a number of places including Centennial College in the Massage and Stress management programs. My passion for the holistic way has evolved into a unique and powerful, transformational therapy model, in which people of all walks of life successfully come to change, empower, recreate, and heal their lives.
I provide brief and long-term Transformational Holistic Psychotherapy, Motivation and Inspiration, Life Coaching, Parts Integration Therapy, Stress-Reduction, New Decision Therapy™, Couples Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Trauma Therapy.
I have created a tool to facilitate profound self awareness and deep relaxation – a double-guided meditation CD set called “As Above, So Below: Visual Journeys” in which I take the listener on sensorial healing meditation journeys.
I have also written 2 books! Click HERE for more information on my 1st book Find Your “Self-Culture”: Moving From Depression and Anxiety to Monumental Self-Acceptance and my 2nd book Connecting: Rewire Your Relationship-Culture
Techniques used include:
Traditional talk therapy: Working with the past traumas and patterns so that they not longer negatively impact the present and the future. Giving space for the client to explore and express feelings, own awareness’s, observe and understand realizations, transform thoughts, grieve and mourn, vent, and get in touch with life’s lessons and opportunities for completion and integration.
Techniques for conflict management
Family of origin analysis and processing of patterns, habits and multi-generational cycles
EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique is a tapping tool that utilized the meridians in the body and affirmations to unblock emotions, reduce cravings and habits, eliminate pain and achieve goals.
Life Coaching: Working with the present in order to impact the future positively. Getting clear, goal setting, correcting erroneous belief patterns, day to day goal managing.
Somatic focusing: Accessing the deep subconscious and unconscious realms and patterns through dialoguing deeply with the body, the mind and spirit. This is a powerful tool for deep self awareness and self contemplation.
Breathing exercises: Learning how to slow down the breathe to be able to tap into the innate calm self.
Mantras: Sanskrit words and prayers that shift our vibration through repetition and focus. I teach mantras for removing obstacles, prosperity, protection and relaxation. Clients find this very helpful as a way to focus the mind in between sessions.
Visualizing: Using the imagination to self-regulate and self-heal through imagery, journeying and storytelling
Unwinding trauma through relaxation: Activating the parasympathetic nervous system i.e. the relaxation response through various means including Polarity Therapy, Cranio-Sacral, Reiki, movement, stretching, breath work and more.
Affirmations: Utilizing language awareness and word repetition to transform thoughts, attitudes, neural pathways and vibration. #SampleAffirmation: I am loved, I am lovable, I am loving
New Decision Therapy: (see page)
These techniques are used to facilitate self awareness which is essential for change and transformation. A consistent movement toward becoming a whole and integrated person and a healthy couple/family is the eventual outcome.
Holistic Approach and How Long:
Sessions always include a combination of psychotherapy and a variety of holistic body centred modalities for individuals and breathe work and somatic focusing for couples outlined throughout the website.
In my experience, what I observe, as working optimally is to think of the process as a learning of a new language of emotional, spiritual and physical health and wellbeing. Clients choose a variety of time-frame intervals to accomplish their goals, intentions and transformations which is totally up to them, but a common denominator for success is the initial 15 to 20 week foundational period.
That is, 15 to 20 weeks of weekly or biweekly sessions is a good time frame interval to start. This will create a solid foundation for new skills, tools and awareness. In this period of time, the new awareness shoots become stronger and stronger. At the end of that phase we evaluate where we are and where we want to go as a team.
Be sure and CONTACT ME for any information you may need and to book a session to begin the transformation of your life! I would love to hear from you!
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