Kim Stewart, RPN-psychotherapist, takes an integrative and holistic approach to therapy. By blending elements from different approaches she tailors her treatments according to each clients specific needs.
Many issues can be addressed; anxiety, depression, grief, self destructive patterns, parenting/relationships,
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is defined as “an intense client-therapist relationship which often involves the examination of deeply emotional experiences, destructive behavior patterns and serious mental health issues.”
-Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council, 2006
It includes a deep assessment of life processes that focus on behavior modifications, thinking patterns, cognition, emotional response and social functioning. In order to completely practice psychotherapy, nurses need in-depth knowledge, skill and judgement.
– College of Nurses of Ontario
What Can I Expect During My First Visit?
This initial session includes confidentiality, and an intake of patient history, current treatments, medications, total mind/body/emotion/environmental factors. Please bring this information with you if you can. Previous blood work or tests are often helpful. The information will be complied into a case study.
Physical conditions and medication can have a direct influence on treatment, it’s best if you make your practitioner aware of any physical condition, including addictions, health risks/threats that may be affecting you.
It takes courage to reach out, to discuss personal pain and break old patterns.It takes courage to consider the journey of trusting someone you don’t know with your biggest hurts.