Parts Work Therapy: What does it look like?
July 11, 2022 | General, Therapeutic Process
I have shared before some of the different ways in which I can work with clients to help them reach their goals, such as using the languages of the self, working with the person as a whole, and somatic models. Which method I use depends on what fits best with the client’s worldview and experience….
How well does telepsychology work?
October 27, 2021 | General, Therapeutic Process
In the changing landscape of a pandemic, our work as mental health providers became more essential than ever before. Technology allowed us to continue supporting people through lockdowns and social distancing. And yet, it’s understandable when people are reluctant about it and wonder: how well does telepsychology work? For a lot of people, the use…
How to create change without shaming yourself
July 05, 2021 | Anxiety, General, Therapeutic Process
When we’re interested in personal growth, we recognize that there are things about ourselves we want to change or improve: it could be traits, behaviours, attitudes, or mindsets we hold. However, sometimes, the way we approach this is by beating ourselves up for being who we are today. In the video below, I talk about…
How listening plays into therapy
January 16, 2021 | Therapeutic Process
Last year I found out about an unofficial USAMerican holiday called “Day of Listening”. The intention during this day is to give people the space, time and attention to share stories about themselves so that we may be listened to and begin to understand one another. I thought it was a good excuse to talk…
The traumatizing experience of systemic discrimination
June 29, 2020 | General, Social Justice, Society, Therapeutic Process, Trauma
I’ve always thought it strange that we have the “day of” or the “month of” in our calendars. I think it often ends up as a perfunctory exercise on performative involvement, or as a marketing strategy at worst. Despite this, today I’d like to choose a less cynical, more hopeful outlook, and focus on thinking…
As a therapist, I’m a GPS
April 23, 2020 | General, Therapeutic Process
Do you wonder what a therapist is actually doing in session? Trying to describe my job can be difficult. How do you explain the dynamic interaction between client and counsellor? Research consistently suggests that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is one of the main aspects of making therapy work. An important ingredient to this…