Compassionate, person-centred psychotherapy.
Registered Psychotherapist (RP) (Qualifying)
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) (#10002290)
Hi, I'm Olivia (Liv). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Canadian Certified Counsellor with a master's degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville University.
My approach is person-centred and has its roots in positive psychology, narrative, attachment-based and motivational-interviewing theories. I honour my clients: their life, their strengths, their fears, their past, their pain, their story. I don't follow step-by-step treatment manuals or place labels on my clients.
I specialize in working alongside people who are experiencing life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, boundary-setting and trauma. I have specific experience working with people who are grappling with work and academic stress, developmental trauma, highly sensitive people and challenges related to pregnancy and parenting. For animal lovers: I have personal and professional experience working with individuals who have lost a beloved pet.
I will play a small but potentially important role in your life. You're going through a tough time and you need to sort things out and talk to someone. My personal stance is that we are all human and we are all doing our best to navigate life. Sometimes we experience tough times of struggle, distress, upset and/or changes. I'm here for you. I have a quiet, clean, cozy space where you can talk free of judgment, criticism or shame. Everyone has a story and I want to hear yours.
"courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen"
postpartum and parenting struggles
grief and loss
"The mutative force in therapy is not intellectual insight, not interpretation, not catharsis, but is, instead, a deep, authentic meeting between two people."