Psychotherapy is a way to address and understand personal, often problematic, difficulties in your life. Registered Psychotherapists are trained to allow a person to confidentially discuss their feelings and/or emotions and together, come up with a plan to address those issues.
Psychotherapy can support people with situational crisis, chronic mental illness, concurrent disorders (addictions and mental health) or perhaps you just need someone to listen.
There are many different modalities of treatment to use in Psychotherapy. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Skills.
It is impossible to suggest a specific modality, until an initial assessment is completed. The first psychotherapy appointment is an assessment and information gathering session, so I can best offer suggestions and recommendations for therapeutic treatment.
After an initial assessment appointment, clients are provided recommendations and suggestions for therapy. Psychotherapy is a commitment on the client and therapist's behalf. Often it takes time to build a professional relationship with your therapist so you feel comfortable and secure sharing information.
There is no pressure to continuing attending appointments if you feel that I am not the right therapist for you. Likewise, I will refer clients to a colleague, if I am unable to assist you.