I hold fast to the notion that the quality of our relationships, is pivotal to our health. Systemic relational research holds that individuals are inseparable from their network of relationships. Interventions from a systemic perspective, focus on the relational patterns that develop over time in our relationships, and works to acknowledge, accept, or change them by deepening our emotional awareness, connecting them to our thoughts and behaviours to enrich our connection with others.
I assist individuals and couples with overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, communication breakdowns, stresses due to changing life circumstances, family disruption, childhood traumas, losses, relocation, and illness.
Additionally, my experience extends to supporting employees within organizations, and equips me with skills to assist leaders, managers and employees through organizational change, managerial challenges, operational stressors, vicarious trauma due to the nature of their work, burnout, work/ life balance, demotivation at work, workplace conflict, debilitating illness (chronic pain), dealing with harassment/bullying in the workplace, intersectionality and equity issues as it relates to employee health and leadership, PTSD, .addictions,
I draw on my practiced application of family/systemic therapies to assist you. I nurture my skills in relational therapy both in and outside our sessions, by pursuing relevant continuing education opportunities and on-going education, and taking seriously my own personal development. I maintain in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
The following guiding principles help measure the quality of service offered:
Registered Psychotherapist, (RP)
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, crpo.org
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT)
Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (camft.ca)
Certified Couple and Family Therapist (CCFT)
Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (oamft.ca)
Clinical Fellow (MFT)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, (aamft.org)
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association ccpa-accp.ca
Starting November 2003
Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture
Advanced Core Skills Training
Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
World Association of Cultural Psychiatry
Feelings of Anxiety
Feelings of persistent sadness
Coping with Change
Couple /Marital Distress
Rebuilding Trust /Affairs & Infidelities
Post Traumatic Stress
Recovery from Abuse
Family of Origin Conflict
Social Challenges to Identity
Personal Identity Development
Coping with Chronic Illness
Personal/Team Stress due to Organizational Change
Executive & Management Support
Addiction /Relapse (in conjunction with Tx)
Families wth Addiction
Return to work
Clinical Supervision is provided to those interested in pursuing registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
For more information please call: 613 523 0791.
Live – The joys of a balanced and healthy life are the enjoyment of relationships, connection to ones purpose, an awareness of oneself, a concern for others in need, energy, focus, clarity and peace of mind. We all face challenges in life, however, that set us off balance, and compromise our health, mentality, physically and spiritually, You may be aware that you are not coping with these stresses in a healthy way by using food or substances to feel better, avoid people, or experience bouts of despair and/or anxiety. I strive to support you on your journey, help you restore strength and resilience in times of difficulty, and rediscover a path to health.
Love - Are you in a committed long-term relationship with someone? In the best of times, relationships can be a source of strength, support, encouragement, intimacy and connection. But they can also be a source of doubt, discord, conflict, resentment that can sometimes heighten feelings of anger, hurt, insecurity, and vulnerability. Couples counselling aims to help couples find new ways of relating, understanding and reconnecting that are fulfilling and growth-oriented.
Work – Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur, manager or employee, work can be a source of creativity, pleasure, fulfillment and meaning when things are going well, but it can also be a source of stress due to conflict, operational stress, burnout, competing demands, organizational changes and heavy workloads. These can in turn have a negative impact on performance, motivation, health, relationships, and personal career goals. Capital Counselling aims to provide a space to clarify sources of dis-ease in the workplace and help you find solutions to workplace concerns that preserve your ability to cope with the challenges of work.
My office is conveniently located in downtown Ottawa just as the name Capital Counselling suggests! Fully accessible by public transportation, vehicle, bicycle or on foot. This office space is wheelchair accessible. A quiet oasis in the heart of the city.
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There are standard hourly fees for my services. Services may be covered under several insurance programs.
Our work together is confidential.
I adhere to the highest standard of confidentiality set out by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT).
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