INDIVIDUALS / COUPLES / FAMILIES
Specialties in Therapy
Individuals, couples, marriage, and families
- Trained in Somatic Experience
- Life transitions
- Family of origin
- Acute – single event
- Chronic – repeated, prolonged exposure
- Complex – multiple traumatic events
- Lack of safety, Security is threatened
- Monitors Environment
- Startle response
- Lack of self-soothing
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulties breathing
- Digestion problems
- Muscle tension
Grief is a complex interplay of emotions and memories that hold us as we move through loss. Whether in relation to a person, an animal, a concept, or what could have been, grief and loss can leave us stuck in the memories of the past, fearing to let go.
Grief is often viewed as a process that occurs in discrete stages:
In reality, a journey through grief is far from organized. We can experience many of these “stages” simultaneously, or flip back and forth between them at any point. My role is to meet you with compassion and intuition, moving together through grief as we honour the past and look forward in life.
Anxiety causes a disruption and can even stop individuals from participating in some of life’s most fulfilling experiences.There is help and support for you. No one needs to be frozen in time due to anxieties.
Common types of anxiety:
- Social – fear of certain interactions
- Panic – racing heart
- PTSD – post traumatic Stress Disorder
- Separation anxiety
- General Anxiety – worry, overly concerned
- Negative – self talk
Depression can manifest in many different ways as it does not always follow the stereotypical patterns that are popularized in our society. Whether bombarded by persistent feelings of sadness or numbness, depression can trap us in stagnancy, coupled to us like a cloud that dampens our experiences with the world, the people around us, and ourselves.
Common characteristics of depression include:
- decreased enjoyment in things that used to bring us pleasure
- feelings of worthlessness, guilt
- thoughts of suicide
- change in appetite, weight, sleep
It is important to note that depression does not always need to encompass all of these characteristics. Many times, depression can present as physical changes in regards to appetite, sleep, and fatigue. I am here to understand and parse through your experience with depression, providing security and support as we explore its depth and build a path out.
Out of love and loyalty, we often unconsciously carry the traumas and destructive patterns of our ancestors, which may manifest in our daily lives as unresolvable personal problems and relationship issues.
Through the gentle yet powerful process of Family Constellations, we enter into connection with our ancestors through the energetic ‘Knowing Field.’ Our entanglements within our ancestral family are gently and respectfully uncovered.
Family Constellation participants commonly report their experience to be sacred, cathartic, connecting, and profound. As a compassionate and highly intuitive facilitator and guide, Rita gently guides participants into a sense of right-relation which allows for healing and the natural flow of love.