Registered Psychotherapy Intern
When contemplating engaging in psychotherapy, individuals may experience a range of concerns and reservations. One common problem is the fear of judgement or stigma associated with seeking mental health support. Society’s lingering misconceptions about therapy can make people feel hesitant to reach out for help, fearing that others may perceive them as weak or unstable. Furthermore, the vulnerability that comes with opening up to a stranger and discussing deeply personal experiences can be intimidating and may make individuals hesitant to take the initial steps towards therapy. These concerns and apprehensions are normal, but it is important to remember that psychotherapy can provide valuable support, guidance and growth opportunities for those who choose to embark on the journey.
To alleviate the potential apprehensions above I utilize a holistic and individualist approach by addressing my clients’ concerns and tailoring the therapeutic experience to their unique needs.
By taking a holistic approach I acknowledge that individuals are multidimensional beings, encompassing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Through this holistic perceptive, I aim for therapy to promote overall well-being and balance in my clients’ lives, rather than just focusing on a specific symptom or issue. In collaboration with a holistic approach, I incorporate an individualistic approach that recognizes that each person is unique and has their own set of values, beliefs and experiences. With this approach I prioritize understanding and honoring my clients’ individuality. By taking the times to listen and deeply understand my clients’ concerns, preferences and goals, my clients and I co-create a treatment plan that feels personalized and meaningful.
Adam is currently completing his Master’s Degree in counselling psychology at Yorkville University. He currently holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from Western University and a Diploma in General Arts and Science with a focus on sociology from Fanshawe College.
Over the past seven years, he has worked as a cadet and police officer for the City of London. Throughout his years of service, he has developed exceptional interpersonal skills and cultivated a deep understanding of the complexities of human emotions and responses to traumatic events. These experiences have equipped Adam with a compassionate and empathetic approach that allows him to establish trust and rapport with individuals seeking support.
With his firsthand exposure to various forms of trauma and crisis situations, he has an insight into the psychological impact of such events, making him uniquely suited to navigate the intricacies of therapy. By merging his police experience with the principles of psychotherapy, he possesses a compelling blend of practical expertise and empathic guidance that can impact the lives of those seeking healing and personal growth.
Client focus: Individuals, Youth (16+), Couples
Types of therapy: CBT, SFBT, Psychodynamic
Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional regulation, Burn out, Sanctuary Trauma
Favourite Quote: “Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of the human freedoms- to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Viktor Frankl was a holocaust survivor and renowned psychiatrist, his quote serves as a powerful reminder that our inner strength and resilience can shape our experiences and bring meaning to our lives, no matter the circumstances we find ourselves in.
More than just my work:
I enjoy reading, running/hiking and the occasional round of golf.
I find joy in playing the piano, drums and harmonica.
I love watching a comedy or stand stand-up act with a side of something good to eat!