A podcast about changing the dialogue in your life! Led by Dr. Tracy Dalgleish, each episode is aimed at talking about every day issues that people face with the intention of helping you feel connected to yourself, to others, and to live your life.
... stuck on difficult feelings, thoughts, or the things we are doing.
Or perhaps you find yourself struggling with your relationship or struggling after a significant event that happened. Perhaps you don't feel stuck at all - but you don't feel like you are living the life you want to and you know that something needs to change but you are not sure what.
What you do know is that you may not be able to do this on your own - get 'unstuck' - and you want to be different or have something change. I recognize how hard it must be for you to be at this place - how hard it is to change. I see that you have probably tried everything you can and reaching out for professional help may be your last option. Or, perhaps you have come to the immediate decision to seek professional help, not wanting to continue down the path you are on.
I work from an integrative perspective, which means I combined evidence-based interventions to help you change. My approach includes working from cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, acceptance and commitment, mindfulness, and psychodynamic models of therapy. I use attachment theory to understand the core needs and longings that you have, and how you understand yourself and others.
In our initial appointment, we will work to identify your goals for therapy and my recommendations.
I believe that our sense of self and overall wellness is similar to that of a tree.
Through life, we all experience pain and difficulties. The roots of our tree are determined from our past - our early childhood experiences and relationships. How we feel about ourselves is our tree trunk. Through our work together, you can begin to firmly plant your roots, so that your tree trunk can stand tall and straight, and your branches can weather any storm.
I provide comprehensive psychological assessments and mental health diagnoses to better understand your mental health.
Some of the reasons clients seek a psychological assessment are for confirmation of a mental health diagnosis, increased understanding of psychological or psychiatric symptoms, collaboration with other healthcare providers, and development of a treatment plan.
I work with people who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships, coping with emotions (e.g., low mood, anxiety and worry, stress, grief and loss), with how they feel about themselves (e.g., self-esteem issues, adjustment to major life changes), and coping with interpersonal and personality-related problems. I also work with people who are coping with an acute or chronic illness, including cancer, diabetes, HIV, and chronic pain.
While I work with individuals with a variety of presentations, my specialization is with professional women and mothers.
Some couples work with me for difficulties with communication or connecting on an emotional and intimate level, while others are unable to agree upon or discuss important and difficult topics (e.g., parenting, family issues, finances).
Other couples might be experiencing a high level of distress and dissatisfaction in their relationship, and some couples see me when a significant event has impacted their relationship (e.g., infidelity, an illness, a loss). In couples therapy I also work on issues related to sex and intimacy (e.g., low desire, sexual dysfunction).
Couples also choose to seek my services for premarital counselling or preparing for a big life change, like welcoming a baby to the family. Through our sessions, we work collaboratively to understand key aspects of you and your partner, and the potential challenges that may arise in your union. I also provide tools to help improve communication and work through conflict.
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