I am a firm believer in that what we value as individuals permeates every facet of our being. From the way we parent our children to the way we interact with random strangers, our core values stay with us. This is why I believe it is important for my prospective clients to know what I hold most dear to my heart because those values come through in the way I work with people.
As a wife and mother of high school and elementary-aged children, I understand firsthand the challenges that today’s busy families face. With the exponential growth of technology, many families struggle with finding the time to connect mindfully with each other and tune in to the healing power of nature. My connection to nature has led me to establish a practice that combines nature and counselling to create the most optimal environment for healing to take place.
I try my hardest to live my life according to the values of honesty, authenticity, courage, curiosity and desire for growth; I attach undeniable importance to laughter and forgiveness. To have the courage to be truthful and thus vulnerable is, in my opinion, the greatest human strength one can possess. In counselling sessions, I continue to be amazed and incredibly inspired by my clients’ strength to be open, vulnerable and determined to reach their greatest potential, no matter what their circumstance.
Although many professionals shy away from disclosure, I feel it is important as a therapist to have the courage to admit to being existentially tied to the human condition and to use one’s hurts and losses as opportunities for some of the greatest personal growth.
I have learned firsthand from living in many countries (Poland, Germany, Japan, Canada), travelling extensively, and working in many sectors (business, education, mental health) that the more knowledge we acquire about different cultures, theories and the human psyche, the more we realize that a lifetime of learning is the most amazing gift we can give ourselves. As such, I am wholeheartedly committed to always being curious, furthering my knowledge and self-development and never assuming I have reached my limit for growth.
I adamantly believe that change is always possible. People always have the option and the ability to make changes in their lives, whether that is changing their physical environment, their behaviour or their outlook on life. Being committed to the process of ongoing self-growth, I know that the right counselling can provide people with the ability to identify various blockages and to gather the courage to take action to make positive changes. I trust that by nature alone people are good; when that is combined with a healthy environment of unconditional acceptance, trust and respect, individuals will flourish to reach their greatest potential.