Even before the pandemic, leadership could be lonely. The more responsibility you have, the harder it can be to find others who relate, understand, and can give honest emotional support and tools. Now, these traditional leadership challenges are compounded through the isolation of social distancing, making it even more difficult to find a place to put down the weight that comes with leading.
My clinical specialties include relationships, intimacy, and sexual issues, as well as heartbreak, grief/loss and separation. I have experience working with both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, and I have specialized training in the Gottman Couples Therapy Method, Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples and Sex Therapy. The focus of my graduate research explored the impact that sexual frequency has on sexual satisfaction, relationship satisfaction and self-esteem, and I am the Co-Founder of The Westland Academy of Clinical Sex Therapy.
I also have a strong background in addictions treatment having worked in a residential treatment centre. I work with both those struggling with addiction and/or compulsive behaviours, and those trying to support them. In addition, I have expertise in working with adult children of alcoholics/substance users and the impact that parental addiction has on adult children.
Other issues I work with include anxiety and depression, trauma and PTSD, as well as emotional and psychological abuse.
More information about my clinical training can be found here.