Life is unscripted. We do the best we can with what we're given, trying to cope with twists and turns that are often unexpected. So therapy should never be about blame or finger-pointing. Rather, therapy is teamwork: I may be an expert in what I do, but you are the expert in you. We put our heads together to make sense of the present, gain a basic understanding of how we got here, and most importantly, find ways to make things better. This philosophy is simple, but powerful. My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma-focused therapies and so on. This broad background allows me to tailor the therapy to the individual, rather than the individual to the theory.
Everybody wants to please and succeed - child or adult, at school or at work. When success eludes us despite our best efforts, it is easy to become discouraged and disheartened. That frame of mind in turn makes it harder to forge ahead and achieve success. Neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing means putting together pieces of a puzzle - strengths, weaknesses, traits and triggers - allowing us to understand what's getting in the way. More importantly, it can help us identify reasonable goals and, ultimately, lay the groundwork for greater success and fulfillment in the future.
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