Hello, my name is Janet (she/her), and I am a Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and Canadian Certified Counsellor with Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I hold professional membership with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
My practice is informed by my belief that we all have challenges and struggles in life which are riddled with information to help us better understand ourselves. We can feel stuck, overwhelmed, and unsure of how we got to this place in our lives. However, if we can learn to better connect with our selves, experiences, and emotions, they can be a doorway to healing, growth, and building a healthier, more satisfying life.
One of my passions is supporting relational health as relationships are an essential part of our lives. At times, we can feel disconnected from ourselves and from the people who are closest and more important to us. By developing relationship skills and improving the health of our relationships, our wellbeing can drastically increase. I offer a safe, trusting space for my clients to discuss and explore their struggles, their experiences, their strengths, and develop strategies to support them outside of therapy in reaching their goals. I am committed to listen and support compassionately and with acceptance, and welcome clients from all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and experiences.
My therapy services are person-centered, and I practice from a trauma informed and culturally sensitive lens. I am currently training in sex therapy through Modern Sex Therapy Institutes and working towards AASECT Sex Therapy Certification. I am trained in compassion focused therapy (CFT), Gottman method, and emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to support individuals and couples in therapy. Additionally, I use a variety of other modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), somatic and mindfulness-based practices to support my clients in reaching their goals and supporting their wellbeing.
I work with individuals and couples in therapy where my areas of focus include relational health, sexual health, emotional regulation, stress management, identity, and self-compassion, and have experience supporting clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I am also trained in CFT to support clients experiencing chronic pain and chronic illness.
Outside of working with my clients, you can find me adventuring with my husband and sweet senior dog Phil, soaking up the sun on the beach, playing board games, catching up on Netflix series, and attending my favourite fitness class.
I look forward to connecting with you,
Everyone is Welcome