Olive Tree

INDIVIDUAL Counseling

Individuals who seek me out often:

  • Need support during a difficult moment

  • Feel angry, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed

  • Struggle to create and maintain healthy relationships

  • Were raised in a dysfunctional family environment

  • Would like to care for themselves more holistically and live more fully

  • Want to live in a way that is more aligned with themselves & their life purpose

  • Need help to better manage work or school life

  • Want to improve self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Would like to connect with their body in a different, healthier way

  • Feel lost and don't know how to move forward

  • Need a safe space to process past experiences

  • Just want a judgement-free place to talk

how does counseling work?

I see the therapeutic relationship as a partnership.

The first session is for you to tell me about yourself, why you're seeking

counseling, what you're hoping to achieve, and is a chance to see if we're a good match.

This is very important, as the therapeutic relationship is the

most important predictor of therapy outcomes.

As time goes on, we will dive deeper into issues, patterns, and ways of coping.

Throughout therapy, we will check in on if you're getting the support you want, and re-adjusting where needed.

As I tailor each session to the client's needs, therapy may look a bit different for everyone.

Sometimes, I make suggestions for new things to try between sessions.

These are not mandatory, and alternative options will be presented.

 

WHAT IS

SOMATIC THERAPY?

 Somatic therapy is a broad term used to describe any therapy

which links mind, body, and emotions. These approaches often

use a combination of talk therapy along with increased bodily

awareness to manage stress, release tension, and process

emotions stuck in the body.

 

The somatic therapy that I use is called SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE).

This approach is specifically designed to treat stress and trauma and allows our nervous systems to become unstuck while finding an overall

more balanced way of being.

The goal of using this method is to move us forward

into free, full, conscious living.