I have many years of experience working with all aspects of mental health,
including anxiety and depression…which are very common and may be
impacting your relationships, overall well-being and quality of life.
How do you know if you’re experiencing anxiety and it’s becoming a problem?
The simple definition of anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
When I did my internship at McGill University, I found that 70 to 80% of the students seeking counselling were suffering from anxiety. I quickly realized that several types of anxiety are interrelated and build on one another, such as the fear of an uncertain outcome and perfectionism. The problem with anxiety is that when we feel anxious and we don’t know why, our body is already in an anxious state even without a specific trigger. If this pattern goes on long enough, we may tend to avoid situations, endlessly ruminate, become rigid, or fail to truly be present in our life experiences and relationships
By using a mix of Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques, I will help you understand your anxiety, relax your mind and body to ground you in the present, and shift your perceptions and experiences of the world. Together we will equip you to handle the anxiety that will naturally come up in life so that you can experience freedom and lightness.
How do you know if you’re experiencing
depression and it’s becoming a problem?
Depression is often a persistent feeling of sadness, heaviness and loss of interest. This can sometimes look like having difficulty sleeping, oversleeping or a lethargy that gets in the way of your daily functioning. Together, we will work on understanding your thoughts and find ways to slowly re-activate and re-animate your body. We know that implementing small habits, like starting your day with a 5-minute walk, can have a huge effect on your overall mood. We will create manageable, step-by-step strategies and build small habits to help you increase your mood, make your daily experience less heavy, and slowly brighten your outlook on life.