Cathy Nagy, M.A., C. Psych. AssociateSchedule
Psychological well-being influences every aspect of life, including relationships, work, family and day-to-day functioning. Consider your own life as you reflect on the following questions:
- Do you feel stuck? Overwhelmed? Unsatisfied? Alone?
- Do the same things go wrong in your life again and again?
- Are you experiencing anxiety or depression and have little hope that it will ever change?
- Are you trying to cope with your problems in ways that you know are unhealthy?
- Do you struggle with feelings of anger that are interfering with your relationships, your work, or your happiness?
- Are you your own worst enemy?
- Are there relationships with friends, family or other loved ones that you struggle to make work?
- Is there an important decision you need to make, but just can’t seem to make it?
- Are you experiencing current or unresolved grief related to a significant loss?
If you find yourself relating to any of the above questions, or have other concerns that are not listed here but are interfering with your happiness, it might be time to consider making a connection with the right counsellor to work toward the life that you really want.
How psychotherapy can help
Our role as therapists is to create a warm, empathetic and supportive environment in which you feel comfortable to explore your distressing feelings, emotional reactions, and problematic thoughts and behaviours. We will listen carefully and without judgement, to look for patterns in your thinking and behaviour that may be contributing to your problems. We will work together with you to uncover alternative interpretations of events, and determine strategies for problem solving that you can begin to apply to your life. We will ask questions to stimulate your thinking with the goal of fostering insight which has the potential to facilitate personal growth and happiness.
With therapy it is possible that you can:
- Gain a deeper understanding of yourself
- Determine the “why” behind the patterns in your life
- Become more assertive and decisive
- Build confidence and self esteem
- Manage the thoughts that create feelings such as anxiety and depression
- Learn to control anger
- Have positive relationships
- Cope more effectively with stress
"Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old." - Ralph Waldo Emerson