We spend a lot of energy trying to control our emotions. In my practice, we work with them. Reasons You May Be Seeking Therapy You are struggling with depression or anxiety. You have been very driven, hard-working, maybe even over-achieving, but you are tired of it and burnt out. On the outside, it seems like you life is “together” - but you are not really living for you. You are highly sensitive - particularly to the emotions of everyone else around you, but you have a hard time prioritizing and connecting to your own. Relatedly, you are compassionate toward others and/or the world around you, but you are your own toughest critic. And that is painful.
On the Outside You are conscientious, insightful, a “do-gooder.” You are likely in a helping profession or a helping, people-developing role within any industry, paid or unpaid. You are a people-pleaser and gain a lot of satisfaction from helping others, whether it be your significant other, children, friends, colleagues, clients, target populations of various social problems - you name it.
What You Want To Gain You want live life more authentically - to make more space for what you feel and what you need. You want to make more room for all of you - your True Self - rather than only the parts of you that seem most likeable, most useful, or most of service. You want to learn how to be kinder to yourself, from the inside out, and to soften your harsh self-criticism.
How I Can Help I can help you reconnect to your true, authentic self - via rediscovering your feelings and their associated needs. I am trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), which is an evidence-based approach that helps you feel even your most painful feelings in order to heal them. I can help you experience your feelings in session so that you can find out what you really need, and how to get those needs met. I can also help you to transform feelings that are no longer serving you. This will free you up so that you don’t have to use helping others as a proxy to getting your own needs met - you can be free to be a helper or people-developer because you want to be!
To schedule an appointment at my downtown Toronto office or a free phone consultation to determine fit, contact me at the following: Phone: (647) 957-9715 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org