My skill is in creating a safe space and guiding you to become curious about yourself and the challenges you are up against. Together we make sense of your experience from the inside out. Often one of the greatest challenges we all get into is battling ourselves. This makes the challenges we are up against even more difficult to manage. When we recognize we do make sense and learn how to listen to ourselves and respect how we feel, life begins to feels better. We can use our feelings for us, rather than them working against us. You see you do make sense and your feelings make sense too. When we recignize this, and learn tools to take care of ourselves on the inside, we become better able to navigate our world. We start feel empowered to create a life worth living.
In my unique approach, I use the exploration of the past and present to cultivate awareness of what is really going on in your life that is creating challenges for you. I balance this with integrating cutting edge techniques that can change how you perceive your life and empower you to make significant changes. I draw from the exciting and pioneering work in neuroscience that has proven how using simple concrete skills that are easy to learn, coupled withthe growing awareness of one's self, we can revolutionize our lives.
I am a highly skilled therapist with years of training and experience. I have worked as a therapist in private practice in Guelph for over twelve years. I have devoted specific attention to work with grief, trauma and attachment. I have a Master's degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Boston, Mass. and a three year Diploma in Relational Psychotherapy from the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy. I am a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists.
I am constantly learning, constantly exploring ways to better empower people, get them back in touch with their passion and enjoy life. I truly believe life is supposed to feel good. When it doesn't, it is always an opportunity for growth and learning. Our work is to understand what prevents us for experiencing a satisfying life. But we have to be willing to look at ourselves with honesty and take full responsibility for ourselves. When we do that, we reclaim our lives and life can become an amazing adventure. This quote from Louise May Alcott sums it up for me: "I am not afriad of the storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."
Tressa Porter ReachesGuelph ON
Clients throughout Ontario