Well, hello there!
I'm glad you stopped by.
Have you looked into counselling before, or is this your first time? Some may have thought about it but thought they could rely on talking to their friends and family about how they might be struggling, that counselling's a luxury.
I see it as an investment. It's an opportunity to have a new set of objective ears, not to mention someone who is always focused on YOUR best interests. This is important because we can see the potential when we feel open and not judged. We can also be unaware of patterns we need to work on because we can end up only sharing bits and pieces with people we know, maybe because we're worried about their reaction to what we want/need to talk about.
Looking into counselling is a brave step (even if it doesn't feel like it) and it's important to me that you get the most out of it. The next step is choosing a counsellor who works for and with you.
Some of you may feel that you should've tried counselling a long time ago, but I really believe that when you're ready, you're ready. Some of you may have been told by someone you know "You need to see someone" and not really knowing if it's a criticism and you should be embarrassed or it's an encouragement to seek more focused support. Either way, navigating what you want to do can be overwhelming when you've become aware.
I am a registered social worker practicing in British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta, using video. I have my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Victoria (2012) and my Master of Social Work (MSW) from Dalhousie University (2018).