Healing may not mean that you are symptom-free but rather, that you are living a life that is meaningful and productive for you. If you are experiencing persistent pain, we can work together to make changes to your routine and environment to make it easier for you to be active. By increasing your awareness of your body, you can make appropriate decisions. By adding in appropriate movement (gentle exercise), education about how the body handles pain, ways to manage the stress of having pain, improving sleep and prioritizing, you can take charge of your life again.
For Individuals with Mood Disorders:
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress, it can be very challenging to motivate yourself to live the life you want to live. Working together to build up your social connections, exercise, awareness of your emotions and productive activities, you can regain a balance of activities in your life. We can work together using exposure to increase the activities and places that are part of your life, if appropriate. Sleep can also be address, including the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
How do appointments work?
I am located in downtown Ottawa. Appointments typically happen in your home or community so that we are meeting where you are comfortable and where you will be living your life. I am also able to provide services using a secure telehealth program through Ontario.