Hi, I'm Olivia. 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 firmly believe in the idea that everyone has the resources they need within them and do not need to be told what to do. I don't follow step-by-step treatment manuals or place labels on my clients. I honour the individual: their path, their strengths, their past, their pain, their story.
I specialize in life transitions, 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 without being judged, criticized or belittled. Everyone has a story and I want to hear yours.
WHAT'S GOING ON?
I'll give you space to talk.
"The mutative force in therapy is not intellectual insight, not interpretation, not catharsis, but is, instead, a deep, authentic meeting between two people."