What makes me so confident that healing and recovery are possible?
I know because I’ve been there. There was a time when I was full of unhappiness, insecurity and stress. My relationships were a constant struggle. I felt alone, didn’t believe I could get better or that anyone could help me.
Ok, so I recovered from a lot of pain, but what makes me think I can help you? Why do I believe that it’s possible for you to make things better for yourself?
Well, that was 25 years ago. I started to work on my painful past, I started reading blogs, books and the latest research on the devastating impact that past abuse, trauma and neglect can cause.
I worked so hard because I I realized that it doesn’t go away on it’s own. In fact, untreated, it got worse.
I understand how negative experiences from the past can cause so many problems in our lives today.
But reading the latest research and the latest treatments wasn’t enough. I found I couldn’t overcome the abuse by myself. I needed the support of someone who really knew how to help me heal from trauma and abuse.
I committed to weekly therapy and started to sort through the pain and confusion.
I learned how to develop strong, healthy relationships. I learned how to stop being hard on myself. And I even learned to treat myself the same way I would a good friend!
The anxiety and depression lost power and shrivelled up. My life got better in many ways. I had a full-time job that I liked, and a successful business on the side. But, something was missing.
It was like I gained this radar and it was easy for me to notice people who were struggling, insecure and hating themselves.
I felt compelled to help because I can’t forget 2 important facts:
1-How so painful it can be
2-There are ways to remove the pain
I’m passionate about helping because don’t want you only to be free of pain, but to live the life you really want. And I’ passionate about helping people suffering from past abuse because I know how hard it is to find a therapist with the knowledge, expertise and understanding of how trauma and abuse experiences affects you—in so many ways.
Given the right support, you can recover from depresion, PTSD, low self-esteem and relationship problems. Learn to feel good about who you are.
It takes time, for sure, but it’s possible.
This work was so important and rewarding to me that I left my job and my business and went back to school so I could help people like you. I earned my masters degree in clinical social work, specializing in trauma and abuse treatment for adults.
After 15 years, I still very much love what I do. I love the success my clients see and I’d love to help you, too.
Contact me and let me help you resolve the pain from your past, feel better about yourself and start living the life you really want.
Not sure? Get a free 15 minute consultation to see if counselling is right for you.
I am a licensed clinical social worker trained in treating adults with child trauma and abuse issues such as: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship issues.
I work with you using cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness techniques which are scientifically proven to get you positive results.
I don’t think it’s good enough for you to learn how to manage difficult feelings. I give you the tools to overcome past hurt, tools you’ll have for life.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (RSW)
- Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW)