What most interested me about relational psychotherapy is the emphasis on empathy in therapy.
While each of us live as unique individuals, valuable perspective can be gained when it is possible to experience genuinely being heard and understood.
Often, and especially living in a densely populated and constantly fast-paced city like Toronto, it can be isolating and difficult to feel connected and close to others and ourselves.
As a relational therapist, I provide a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences that otherwise may feel too difficult to share.
I will be with you to listen and care. And when you feel that you are authentically heard and seen, you may find that it feels really good to be understood.
Feeling understood can ultimately help you to be more fully yourself.
Relational psychotherapy is a powerful, effective model for working with individuals who suffer from chronic emotional, psychological, and/or relational distress. Relational psychotherapy is based on the following principles:
1. Emotional well-being depends on having satisfying mutual relationships with others.
2. Emotional distress is often rooted in patterns of relational experience, past and present, which have the power to demean and deaden the self.
3. The relational therapist tries to understand the client’s unique self-experience in its social/relational context and to respond with empathy and genuine presence.
4. Together, client and therapist create a new in-depth relationship which is supportive, strengthening, and enlivening for the client.
5. Within this secure relationship, the client can safely re-experience, and then find freedom from, the powerful effects of destructive relationships, past and present.
More information regarding my fees can be found on the Fees & Policies page.
Please contact me to schedule a complimentary first session to give you and I the opportunity to determine if I am the right therapist for you. I also welcome any questions you may have.