Are you anxious about the future? Do you often feel on edge or find yourself worried about the worst-case scenario? Do you wish you felt more at ease? Do you wish you were more confident?
Do you often feel like a failure? Would you describe yourself as a perfectionist? Do you feel like you cope with your anxiety by trying to stave off failure? Or do you find yourself procrastinating on important tasks? Would you describe yourself as a people pleaser? Do you often ask yourself what is wrong with you?
Is the above catching up with you? Are you beginning to feel unlike yourself? Are your relationships becoming affected?
I want you to know that you are not your issues. Together we will tease out what is you and what is your way of coping. We will learn what is serving you and what no longer is. Often my clients learn that the challenges they are facing today used to serve them and helped them survive. I want to assure you that I will provide a safe and non-judgemental space where together we will explore the challenges you are experiencing. If you want to learn how your story and experiences actually make sense and to start feeling more at peace with yourself, reach out today!
Diana is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She offers low-cost psychotherapy services. She is compassionate and warm and brings a plethora of life and career experience to the role, including years of working as a Child and Youth Worker, Youth Support Worker, Mobile Community Mental Health Worker and peer support worker. She is trained as a facilitator in Theraplay and has helped parents and caregivers with numerous challenges regarding children and youth. Diana has also volunteered with youth services, helping those experiencing homelessness and family challenges.
Areas of Specialty:
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem & Self-Worth, Marginalized Populations, Relationship & Family Issues, Parenting Issues,
Populations: Individuals, Teems, Mothers, Newcomers and Students
Approaches Include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Katie is a Counselling Intern pursuing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She has a bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Education. She offers low-cost therapy.
She is warm and passionate about helping others and brings years of informal counselling experience to her practice, from her years of work as a Student Advisor and Mentor at Guelph University, promoting the emotional well-being of students. Katie has years of experience in crisis counselling at Torchlight distress line and Kids Help Phone Crisis Text Line. Creating a safe and non-judgemental space and meaningful connections comes naturally to her!
Katie integrates Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Emotion-Focused (EFT), Jungian and Internal Family System Approaches to target lasting change.
She has several areas of interest including but not limited to perinatal and postpartum health and parenting, trauma, ADHD, relationship issues, anxiety, couples counselling and more. She also enjoys working with clients from various cultures and communities and is super inclusive in nature.
If you are interest in booking a couples therapy session with Katie, please inquire by email.
Our emotions such as anxiety, sadness, guilt, stress, overwhelm and depression exist along a continuum. Most people who reach out for therapy feel unsure if what they are feeling is a normal reaction to their circumstances, or something more. Maybe you feel stuck in patterns of thought you can’t seem to slow down. Maybe you have intrusive thoughts that scare you and leave you filled with doubt. Maybe major transitions in your life have left an impact on you and you no longer recognize yourself. Maybe you feel guilt that you can’t shake, and it is filling you with self-doubt. Maybe you are struggling with aspects of your identity and need an ear that values you for you. Maybe you simply want to get to know yourself better.
Whatever your reason for seeking support, you are in the right place to be welcomed with non-judgment and authentic care. I take an individualized and integrative approach, in which I will find the tools to support you in the way you need at this stage of your journey. I recognize and honour the whole self throughout the therapeutic process to accommodate your unique experience, needs, and goals of therapy.
You will feel safe, welcomed, comfortable and valued, allowing you to be your authentic self on this journey. I highly value the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and prioritize building a genuine connection with you, as the basis of our work together.