We're all here because we're not all there. It's true. We all struggle with things in life, and I've struggled with mental health since the age of 6. While it's taken on many forms, it's a lifelong journey for a lot of us. It's ok. Life goes on, we can learn how to manage, and learn how to through.
Mental health and other struggles in life are something that anyone can struggle with, regardless of our background, or income, or degrees, or otherwise. Whether you have $30 to your name, or $300 million, life is still life. We all have joys, we all have struggles. We all have successes and failures. We all have joys and sorrows. We all have the possibility of chanage.
I’ve spent over two decades years educating myself on what makes us human, what makes us unique, and what helps us move forward. I’ve worked with kids, youth, adults, couples, families, and businesses; I’ve lived in Canada and the United States, the UK, Eastern Europe, and spent a lot of time in other places around the world. What I’ve learned is that no matter where we are, what we struggle with, and who we are, it is human connection that transform lives.
This is what I offer clients who want to move forward – a relationship based on safety and mutual respect. I’m not sitting with you because I’m the expert (even though I’ve done a lot of training to be in this profession), or because I have it all figured out (because I don’t), or because I’m a wise sage sitting on a mountain top with all of the answers (I do have a few perhaps). I’m here because I have the fundamental belief that there are no hopeless cases, and that everyone is worth it.
Change happens through relationships built on trust, and yes, some clinical knowledge. No matter what you are struggling with, I believe there’s hope for you because others have believed that there was hope for me. I’ve experienced the profound difference that safety, attachment, and guidance have had in my life and I feel honoured to offer that to others in the best way that I know how.
My belief is that a therapist is a bearer of hope. Sometimes we lose sight of the hope we have – and it takes someone else believing in us to keep us going. If I didn’t believe there was hope for everyone, I wouldn’t be here. There’s always hope.