Made in Thought is not about “fixing” what seems “broken,” but about healing what is wounded and nurturing what is already whole.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
Therapy is more than just a scheduled appointment that ‘should’ be attended to get things ‘fixed’ or to gain more knowledge. Gaining more knowledge does not automatically translate to gaining more peace.
Therapy is more than the length of time spent searching for an absolution. It’s about giving yourself permission to activate well-being, which in turn defines how you spend this time. Time without permission and healthy action may not heal your wounds and may allow things to fester, giving way to frustration and burnout.
It is an irreversible insight, a deep-rooted validation, an empowerment for a healthier way of being, for a way to activate balance and to no longer be shackled to conditionings, autopilots, and scripts that no longer work, or maybe never worked; conditionings that tend to be conditional, such as “if this goes well, then I’m worth it.”
Therapy is your voice, your permission, your time, your space, and your right to intentionally check-in with yourself in a genuine way. Honest change, not repetition, flows from concrete insight.
To give healing a chance, cleaning a wound can sometimes sting, for change makes change, or more specifically, healthy change makes healthy change.
I recognize that many individuals face barriers to attending in-person appointments due to factors such as work, family commitments, physical health, or location. With telepsychology, clients of Made in Thought Counselling Services can receive quality mental health support from anywhere in Alberta, Canada, providing the flexibility they need to prioritize their well-being. Empowering individuals to access the resources and care they need is at the core of Made in Thought’s mission.
Seeking counselling can be nerve-wracking for some individuals, and it’s only natural to have questions, concerns, hopes, and expectations about the process. As such, I am pleased to extend an invitation for a free connection meeting, allowing us to address any questions that you may have about Made in Thought Counselling Services. This session will also help us gauge if we are a good fit and compatible for your needs. Your questions, concerns, and hopes are valid and important, and I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space from the very beginning. I will contact you at the phone number you provide.
This session begins to lay the foundation for building and shaping your mental health goal(s). We discuss and review the necessary forms that are emailed to you once you schedule the Intake Session. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask any questions, express any concerns or uncertainties, and address any hesitations you may have about working with Made in Thought Counselling Services. I also encourage you to explore these topics throughout our time together.
If you prefer to schedule an Intake Session instead of the Free 15-Minute Telephone Connection Meeting, please note that you’re welcome to do so.
Our collaborative sessions are aimed to unpack, refine, and monitor your mental health goal(s) and insight(s). By integrating the mind and your overall sense of being, we can work towards greater mental and emotional wellness. These sessions are available once you have attended the Telepsychology Intake Session.
These sessions are specifically designed to recharge and reconnect your mind, with an emphasis on checking in rather than checking out into unhealthy distractions. By doing so, we can work towards maintaining healthy changes and preventing harmful patterns, such as burnout. While distractions might offer temporary relief, they often do not support personal growth.
Much like how individuals undergo regular medical check-ups for physical health, these sessions serve a similar purpose for mental well-being. By proactively addressing your mental health, you consistently make deposits into your health bank, shaping the resources available to buffer against emotional withdrawals and debt when challenges arise. Moreover, the pre-established connection between us allows for any arising issue to be promptly and efficiently addressed, enabling you to focus on what’s important – your quality of life.
These sessions are available once you have attended the Telepsychology Intake Session.
That of a psychologist, of a navigator, and of a witness that can offer safety, space, and support while we collaboratively piece together the ‘humpty dumpty’ fragments of thoughts, emotions, and behaviours into an integrative whole to infuse balance. Piecing them together not where they once were, but where they need to be given the call of the moment.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
An evidence-based intervention that focuses on the connectedness of our thoughts, emotions, body sensations and behaviour, and how distorted thinking patterns can impact this interconnectedness.
Mindfulness is more than a skill; it is an intentional act of awareness. Research on mindfulness has identified an assortment of benefits, such as a decrease in rumination, an increase in focus, stress reduction, and improvements to working memory and cognitive flexibility.
An evidence-based intervention that is short-term, goal-oriented, and embraces positive psychology principles and practices to help clients refocus from a problem-oriented mindset to a solution-oriented mindset.
An evidence-based intervention that focuses on the development of emotional intelligence, which echoes the way we express, regulate, make sense of, and transform emotions.
Overall, my diverse experience and training has given me a broad and nuanced understanding of therapy, allowing me to tailor my approaches to client needs.