First, I’d like to thank you for finding the time to explore how you can improve your well-being.
As a married man and father of two, I can relate to the pressures of life and understand how hard it can be to find even a moment for ourselves, let alone our families. How have we ended up living so far from the people we want to be? Why has it been so long since we truly felt alive?
These are the types of questions that brought me to complete my Masters in Education with a Counselling focus at Acadia University in 2018. Since then, I’ve worked as a remote specialist, providing bilingual mental health support for individuals and couples all across the country, including the Northern Territories.
My passion is understanding the human condition and deconstructing the idea that as people, painful feelings come from a flaw in our perception. The efforts we make to suppress our emotions can be more detrimental than the emotions themselves. All of a sudden, the world seems to be spinning too fast and no matter how tired we feel, there’s no safe place to land. Workplace stress, children awake at all hours and tension in our homes can make us feel overwhelmed, irritable, and hopeless.
I draw on compassion and my own unique set of experiences, ranging from; fishing lobster and working construction, to caring for the chronically ill, palliative care, and now thousands of hours of clinical counselling, to connect purely and honestly. I meet you in the moment and tailor my approach to help you determine how to begin moving in the direction you want to go.
I have post-graduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy as well as treating PTSD. Though I have to admit, the greatest sum of learning in my life hasn’t come from the courses I’ve taken or the books I’ve read. It’s come from the people I’ve been fortunate enough to meet, listen to and connect with.
Lots of experience working with people struggling through; depression, anxiety, crisis, burnout, parenting, marital conflict, grief, life stages, anger, multicultural and blended families, adultery, divorce, and self-esteem.
If you feel deep down that things could be different but aren’t sure what to do, I invite you to connect and we’ll work together toward building the identity and life you can be comfortable with and confident in.
As a private clinic, we’re unable to handle emergency situations.
If you are in crisis, please call your local mental health support line, 911 or go to the closest hospital.
In Nova Scotia you can reach the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 1-888-429-8167
The Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year 1-833-456-4566