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A safe space to focus on yourself

Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Sessions in your own space and at your own pace

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Why you may come to therapy

  • You may feel stuck in recurrent patterns of emotions and thoughts.

 

  • On one hand you may be experiencing stress, anxiety, burnout, peer or social pressure, or any other motivational or emotional issues.

 

  • On the other hand you may also want to overcome toxic family dynamics, self-doubt, and negative habits or beliefs.

 

  • Finally, on the bright side, you may be looking for ways to grow from the inside out, feel stronger, develop your character, be resilient and achieve post-traumatic growth.  

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My approach to therapy

Reynaldo Valerio, MFT, RP, CCC

I use an integrative approach that blends various types of therapy together in order to meet your needs and goals. Some of them are:

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for values-guided actions 

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) for short-term timeline with specific goals

  • Existential therapy, to help you manage your own responsible choices

  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), for using tools to better manage your relationships

  • Rational emotive therapy (REBT), to challenge your irrational thoughts and beliefs

  • Systemic family therapy (SFT), to help you understand and better manage your family dynamics

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for helping you in changing the way you think and behave to manage anxiety, depression, and other mental and physical health problems. 

  • Positive psychotherapy and mindfulness-based therapy when you’re looking for ways to grow from the inside out, feel stronger, develop your character, be resilient, reduce stress and anxiety and achieve post-traumatic growth

How does Therapy Work?

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Initial Sessions: Commitment

We will go over your completed intake forms and assessment results. We will talk about your needs and goals. I will try to understand your current stage. Together, we will work on envisioning your next stage and planning your path. It is not about describing ideal scenarios, but rather finding out how it would look if you were able to take some steps to move forward.  We will focus on you developing the confidence and commitment to walk through the process and embracing this path with an open heart.

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Progressive Sessions: Process and Change

In a collaborative way, you and I will be listening to your stories. I may ask you to write journals or complete other exercises.  We will try to find patterns, explore new information, and find your way of coping while understanding and consolidating your takeaways. At your own pace, you will keep moving, abandoning old patterns and beliefs, and embracing new ones.  You will be incorporating sustainable changes in your routine and relationship dynamics.  We will focus on you making changes to keep moving toward your goals. 

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Final Sessions: Moving Forward

At some point you will feel ready to continue your journey in a more autonomous way.  You may want to reduce the frequency of the sessions, pause them for a while, or not need to come back at all.  In some cases therapy may take from 6 to 12 weekly sessions.  In other cases, such as developing  coping  skills to manage anxious thoughts and feelings, overcoming negative relationships patterns, and facilitating post-traumatic growth, 20+ weekly sessions could be needed. Some clients assume a continuous approach to therapy, repeating cycles of improvement until they feel comfortable enough or think they have achieved their goals.

Types of Private Sessions

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Individuals

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions are an effective way to improve your mental health and develop psychological well-being. It can be focused on developing coping skills to manage stress and anxiety more effectively, promoting factors of resilience, managing conflicts, and improving relationships, interpersonal and communication skills.

Couples

Conflicts and opportunities for joy are two constants in every relationship. Lack of communication, conflicts, intimacy, difference in criteria for making decisions, parenting, finances, leisure choices, personality, and family dynamics are among the most frequent challenges couples face. Couples therapy is an opportunity to build or rebuild the foundations of your relationship. It’s putting love above pain and selfishness, and from there working together on repairing broken bridges. Sometimes separation is the chosen course of action, but even then it could be helpful to evaluate shared experiences and move on from an amicable relationship.

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Families

Family members relate to each other hoping to find togetherness and emotional support. Family dynamics are the roles that are expected from and assumed by family members and the relationships patterns and interactions among each other. Sometimes families need support to have difficult conversations, make tough decisions, overcome conflicts, or are trying to develop more positive dynamics and improve their relationships. Family therapy will help to understand their current dynamics and work through specific situations. Since each family and its dynamics are unique, it is important to understand yours and how it has shaped the individuals you all are today.

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