Areas of Expertise
I work with adults as well as family and loved ones. I specialize in working with neurodivergent clients such as autism (formerly Asperger’s), ADHD, learning disabilities, giftedness, as well as anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues or life stressors.
I use an integrative approach based on my client’s unique needs. The foundation of my work is Person-Centred Therapy, which is based on unconditional acceptance and positive regard and encourages the client to develop their own solutions. I am trained in various evidence-based and other modalities listed below, which I use as appropriate:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Therapy
Coaching - also known as life coaching - involves encouraging, and motivating clients on various personal issues. During this process we identify your goals and potential obstacles holding you back. Next, we develop a plan and practice strategies to overcome these obstacles to meet your goals.
The coaching relationship seeks to:
✓Create a vision for what you would like to achieve in your coaching sessions
✓Develop strategies and skills
✓Assist you in applying the strategies
✓Identify solutions rather than focusing on the problems
✓Invite you to do more of what is working
✓Help you develop your own resources that you can continue to use long-term
✓Promote your self-awareness and personal growth
✓Provide assistance to "do it here and now" during your coaching sessions
✓Create a space for accountability in order to help you with productivity
Is coaching right for you?
If you are looking for skills building, motivation, or accountability and have already addressed or do not require deeper emotional work or mental health support, then coaching may be right for you.
When is coaching not right for you?
If you find that you would benefit from mental health support in order to address deeper issues, then coaching is not the right option at this time. If you require mental health support for issues such as depression or anxiety then coaching is not appropriate, but therapy is best.