The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Carl Rogers
If you are looking for a Psychotherapist, therapist or counselor in Toronto, chances are you are going through a rough patch in your life, marriage, or relationships. Issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loss, alcohol/drug addiction issues, relationship challenges, family issues, life transitions, and career issues among others may be impacting your ability to achieve your fullest potential.
There are times in life when many of us feel the need to seek additional insight and support regarding circumstances, feelings, patterns and behaviours that leave us overwhelmed or confused. There are also times when things might be going relatively “fine”, but you feel a deeper longing for more meaning, or the need to make a change that requires overcoming specific barriers. I can help.
Working with a caring and empathic therapist can offer the additional insight and support that might be necessary to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you desire to be in your life so you can connect with your own inner resources (however deeply buried they might appear to be) and develop more clarity and discernment regarding the patterns and processes that may be holding you back from making the changes you desire.
Individual counseling is an inner journey of self exploration that is focused on YOUR goals. It is a collaborative effort that will help you shift out of the patterns that no longer serve you and steer you toward the life you desire. Working with an affirming and caring Psychotherapist can help support you so you can explore new and healthier ways to manage the challenges that you face in your everyday life.
In couples/marriage counselling I use an attachment-oriented approach. Attachment is a broad theory of personality and human development that focuses, very much on emotion. The attachment approach starts from the very deep need we all have for safe connection and emotional contact. It is when we don’t get those basic human needs met that couples get stuck in very negative interactional patterns.
Spiritual needs and concerns usually relate to what we call the “big” questions of life. Why is this happening? Why is it happening to me? What does it all mean? Pastoral counseling brings together psychotherapy with pastoral theological method and practice to provide a holistic approach that honours and integrates the spiritual dimension of each persons life and experience.