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well-being is my priority. Since 2006, I have provided Calgary area clients with
a wide range of psychological and counseling services to suit their needs. Whether you are looking for support as an individual, a couple, or a
family, my therapeutic approach is designed to strengthen confidence, build
coping strategies, and assist in the healing process.
Together, we will employ a
range of evidence-based treatments and therapeutic tools proven to promote
self-awareness and skills building. Potential strategies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based
Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Gottman Method, Attachment-based Psychotherapy,
and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
Scientific evidence reveals that traumatic events physically alter our brains. The event
provokes hyperarousal in the brain, which results in hypervigilance, alertness, anxiety,
poor sleep, and changes in appetite.
Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur after a very scary or traumatic event, such as abuse, an
accident, a significant loss, or a natural disaster. Symptoms of PTSD include reliving the event
through nightmares or flashbacks, avoiding reminders of the traumatic event, and feeling unsafe in
the world, even when a person is not in danger.
Unfortunately, people often experience triggers after a traumatic event. Seemingly
harmless situations can now be interpreted as dangerous and trigger fight, flight, or
freeze responses. The brain and body remember the trauma, and intuitively respond in
an effort to protect you from getting hurt again. However, this new pattern of
hypervigilance can be very debilitating to your personal and physical well-being, as well
as your relationships.
Psychological trauma can affect your life for many years after the causal event, and it is
essential to get help and move forward. You may feel scared talking about your trauma,
but it will allow you to process difficult events and redefine the trauma’s impact in your
life. Professional mental health care will
offer you therapeutic strategies that have proven valuable in helping people to
overcome distress, pain, and dysfunction after trauma.
Therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy CBT and Accelerated
Resolution Therapy ART, are evidenced to significantly address post traumatic stress.
These strategies help to raise awareness of the true impact of trauma, reduce or
eliminate trauma symptoms, regain a sense of empowerment and control in one’s life,
overcome addictions associated with traumatic stress, and improve daily functioning.
Consider the services I offer, and do not hesitate to
contact me if you think I can help you in any way. I want to learn about your
concerns and give you the opportunity to ask me any questions
on your mind.