Philosophy & Training
We respectively have training in a variety of treatment modalities (e.g., relational/psychodynamic psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy). As a collective, we have a passion for learning and we actively engage in continued training and education and support each other in our work. We recognize, though, that people are complex, and one type of therapy does not fit all. We take a non-dogmatic approach and work integratively and flexibly depending on clients’ unique concerns, experiences, and expressed preferences. We engage in deliberate practice and our treatment is feedback-informed. This means we use clients’ feedback in order to tailor the process to fit our clients' expressed goals, values and needs in order to enhance treatment outcomes. Our primary focus is having a good working relationship with our clients - one predicated on authenticity, trust and respect. Ultimately, it is our hope that our clients will feel deeply seen, understood and cultivate further insights along their respective paths to improved functioning, balance and well-being.
We realize that people don’t exist in a vacuum and there are many determinants of mental health that are biological, social, and psychological. As such, and when appropriate, we work in collaboration with general practitioners, psychiatrists and other family members. We also recognize that people exist within a cultural context, and we aspire to be highly respectful of our clients’ intersecting realities that define them (i.e., sexual orientation, ethnic background, abilities, etc.)