My Clinical Approach
The research of Stephen Porges identifies the importance of increasing the evidence of safety over decreasing the evidence of danger to creating positive changes in physiology and experience. My practice is informed by the underpinnings of neuroscience, somatic based principles/practices and attachment theory. My therapeutic framework integrates a strengths-based approach and acknowledges the complexity of mental health, wellness and recovery. I practice from a trauma sensitive and trauma informed lens and work to create a safe therapeutic environment by demonstrating compassion, acceptance, and an openness to learn. I aim to meet people where they are in their recovery, and work towards integrating choice and empowerment into the therapeutic setting.
I have a passion for learning and continue to grow my knowledge and skill set in the realm of neuroscience, somatic based practices and polyvagal theory. I have completed foundational, advanced and post advanced training in Self-Regulation Therapy a mind/body approach. Additionally I have obtained my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), a100- hour certification integrating a trauma informed lens for yoga and mindfulness practices; and I am a registered Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI. I have also completed my phase 1 and 2 training in Brainspotting a processing oriented modality through Brainspotting Canada Association.
I have additional training specific to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT), and mindfulness.
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