I have been married for 15 years, am a proud father of four beautiful daughters and one son, ranging in age from 14 to 5.
For a large part of my life, I struggled with undiagnosed ADHD and depression, which wreaked havoc on my school performance. There were some very dark years in my adolescence and although I didn't know it at the time, my experience (both personally and otherwise) was preparing me for a career in the helping profession. Many times I have drawn on my own experiences in attempting to relate to my clients and to communicate a sense of compassion and even companionship in suffering as well as the hope of healing.
During my time in the field, I have worked with a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds, diverse ethnic identities, diverse socioeconomic situations, diverse mental health struggles, diverse spiritual leanings, and diverse sexual orientations. My wide variety of experiences has allowed me to have an individualist perspective, underscored by the importance of feeling loved and cared for, despite any differences in background or experiences.
As a natural extension of that diversity, I am a strong believe in the power of technology to make help more accessible to people in need. I meet with my clients online, using the medeo.ca platform, which is very user-friendly.
My Master of Science degree in psychology focused on the neurophysiology of anger and anxiety and this has become my main focus on treatment, although using attachment theory as a foundation leads to visiting virtually every corner of the mental health spectrum.
Away from my field, I am also an avid songwriter, struggling artist, and have a diverse athletic background (although this is becoming more historic as time goes on).
So, that's a little bit about me. I hope you experience me as a fairly open book and if you can relate to any of the information that you have read, please give me a call or send an email and we can begin the journey of self-understanding together.
Ted. Leavitt ReachesBurnaby BC