I know that looking for a therapist comes with a lot of thoughts and feelings and, it can sometimes be difficult, maybe even a little scary. My hope is that I can help make it a little easier by sharing a little bit about what I do and the way that I work with my clients.
My name is Dianne and I’m a Registered Psychotherapist. My approach to care is client-centered, holistically oriented, trauma-informed and utilizes adaptive therapeutic approaches to respond to the uniqueness of my clients. That is to say that I integrate various methods and therapeutic approaches to therapy in order to come up with a customized plan that most accurately suits your needs and personality.
You may be considering therapy for a life transition, loss and grief, a desire to connect with yourself on a deeper level, relationship challenges, underlying motivation issues or stress. I also work along-side individuals who wish to engage in treatment of conditions such as, depression, anxiety, personality disorder, suicidal ideation and trauma; as well as couples and, those looking to build a stronger relationship with a partner who is experiencing mental health challenges. Someone may initially contact me because they would like help in addressing an issue that’s come up at work with a boss, colleague or important project – and often times we uncover root causes underneath these issues to find that there is another larger underlying problem that we can address. And by so doing not only address the problem at work but also other problems and challenges that insidiously effect other aspects of their lives. We will often together turn these challenges into opportunities that can be worked through.
As a psychotherapist I’ve worked in many settings; inpatient (hospital), intensive outpatient, as well as private practice. My approach is integrative as it allows me to draw from many modalities (styles and techniques) to facilitate a therapeutic plan that is specifically designed just for you.
In working together, it is my hope that this is an opportunity to focus on yourself, your relationships and, is an invitation to explore your experiences, vulnerabilities and strengths in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment.
Education and Training
- Existential Integrative Psychotherapy, with additional training in:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,
- Cognitive Processing Therapy,
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy,
- Structural Family Systems
- Gottman Level 1 and 2,
- Internal Family Systems
- Sex Therapy,
- Schema-Focused Therapy,
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy,
- Somatic Embodiment and Regulation and,
- Traumatic Incident Reduction,
- Clinical Supervision,
- Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR),