Finding a therapist that understands your introverted nature can be difficult
With so many options today, it’s an overwhelming choice as you search through all the different websites.
And if you’re reading this, you might already be overwhelmed. I’m guessing you already know that it’s really tricky to make a decision when you feel like this.
To help reduce the overwhelm so you can make the decision that’s best for you, I’ve created this page to help you decide if I’m the right person for you.
Here is what is helpful to know about me
I think the best place to start is to explain the type of client I tend to have the most success helping so you can determine if that sounds like you.
The introverted clients who have the most success in working with me are the ones who are ready to make changes, and understand that work happens both in and out of session.
They appreciate my quiet, calm nature, as well as challenging them when necessary in a respectful, thoughtful manner around the ways they are stuck.
Some of my clients have been to a therapist before but were turned off because they didn’t feel understood. It often felt like just another awkward conversation.
That won’t happen here, as I know that as introverts we don’t do well being bombarded with question after question, with no time to really think and reflect on the answer. In my sessions, any questions asked have substance and there is always time and space to reflect on your reply.
I work to be the kind of therapist I would want to see
After becoming a parent, I was overwhelmed and had little energy to put into friendships. The result was that I was in a place of not having any close friends. I was struggling with loneliness and isolation so I decided to find a therapist to help me with building better connections. Her advice was to join a club that I had an interest in.
I get that this is good advice for an extrovert but kinda terrible advice for an introvert. I had joined groups in the past and had no success due to being overwhelmed and feeling awkward. I’m guessing you already know how difficult it is to connect with someone while feeling awkward.
I left the session feeling like a failure. It’s a hard feeling to go for help and come out feeling even worse.
I never want my clients to feel misunderstood like this.
So if you are introverted and ready to make changes, ready to do the inner reflecting work, as well as the outer work I think we could be a good fit.
And in case you need to know the more professional things about me
As introverts, we often feel better when we have all the information before making a decision.
Clinical Social Worker (Registration #9227)
Masters of Social Work, University of Calgary
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Calgary
Hakomi Certified therapist (link to the Hakomi institute)
I integrate a number of therapeutic models that are evidence-based and offer positive results. These are the most common approaches I use:
- Narrative therapy
- Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Cognitive-based Therapy (CBT)
- Somatic Therapy (Hakomi)
I work well with right-brained big feeling creative introverts, as well as left-brained analytical introverts. There is space and understanding for all of you.
I hope this is helpful in deciding if I might be the right person for you.
Let me know if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer any enquiries.