An experienced psychologist…
An experienced psychologist can help free your mind from anxious and depressing thoughts…
You’re a smart person who is likely quite successful in many aspects of your life.
You’re the dependable person who never says no, but has difficulty making your own needs a priority.
Yet, you’re bothered by your anxious thoughts that continually criticize you.
You try to make the thoughts go away…
But they persist.
You don’t know what else to do, so have decided to contact a therapist.
Thoughts That Might Be Causing You Distress:
I’m not good enough. I’m flawed.
I work so hard at pleasing everybody, why is it so hard to get my needs met?
As a perfectionist, it takes me a long time to complete tasks.
I often worry that something terrible is going to happen.
I’m socially anxious. I’m scared that people won’t like me.
At times I’m ridden with guilt about something I said or did.
I have trouble concentrating or difficulty sleeping.
I feel hopeless sometimes. I worry that my life will never be better.
Calm Your Anxious Thoughts
Calm Your Anxious Thoughts, Live with More Ease and Joy
If you’re looking for help to overcome stress, worry, and anxiety, I can reassure you that relief is possible…
Living with anxiety is exhausting!
There IS HOPE.
I Overcame Worry
I Overcame Worry… AND You Can Too
I’m a psychologist who knows only too well how difficult life can be when you worry about everything or spend your energy pleasing others.
There was a time that I worried far too much.
If I did something that I thought others would not like or I felt wasn’t “good enough” I would get a knot in my stomach and worry like crazy.
I was a people pleaser and a perfectionist, a “nice guy”. I desperately worried that if I didn’t please others, or fix their problems, they would reject me.
I often placed other’s needs ahead of my own because I was so busy trying to ensure people liked me or wouldn’t be disappointed with me.
It often took me what seemed like forever to start or complete tasks the “right way” because I wanted to be sure everything was “perfect”.
I learned that being “a people pleaser” and perfectionist led to exhaustion, impacted my work-life-balance, and strained some of my relationships.
With a lot of practice, I learned strategies to challenge my worries and discovered how to deepen connections with others without neglecting my own needs.
I Want to Help You
I Want to Help You End Your Struggle
I’m passionate about helping people like you discover how to be in the world while getting your needs met.
I want to help you feel good about yourself without worrying that you’re doing something wrong or that people will reject you.
I’m a warm and compassionate therapist with over 23 years of experience helping people overcome stress, anxiety, and depression.
My clients tell me over and over how well I “get” them and how much I help them make sense of their problems and move forward in their lives.
Discover Strategies to Reduce Worry and Anxiety
Therapy can help you understand the “Good Reasons” why negative thoughts, feelings and actions are holding you back.
You’ll learn strategies to live a more satisfying life. You don’t have to continue struggling.
Benefits of Therapy
Benefits of Therapy
- Set realistic goals without worry or fear of what “might” happen
- Be present with yourself and your life
- Feel more comfortable in social situations – interact with others without worrying if you’re saying the “right” thing
- Be compassionate with yourself and improve feelings of self-worth
- Know when tasks are “good enough” and be able to move on even if they are not “perfect”
- Make decisions and problem solve more easily with confidence
- Feel calmer and sleep better
Life can be better
Life can be better, and perhaps sooner than you think.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to stress and struggle and have healthier relationships with others without neglecting your own needs, then contact me to book an appointment in my counselling office in Vancouver.
If you’re still wondering whether therapy with me is the right choice for you, contact me and we’ll have a brief chat where you tell me your problems and I’ll explain how I can help.
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