Hello! My name is Ivonne and I'm a Registered Social Worker. I provide counselling for individuals, couples and families in the Waterloo Region.
For me, the therapeutic relationship is so important. You need to feel like this is a good fit for you, to allow for trust, growth and a successful therapy process.
For this reason I offer a free consultation to meet me, see my office and ask any questions you may have. I know counselling can be scary; it is my hope that the consult helps make you comfortable and calm those nerves.
I come from a strengths and humanistic perspective. I use several different therapeutic approaches to best meet your needs and concerns, some include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotional-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
My practice with individuals is designed to help you understand and manage a number of challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues.
What to Expect
Sessions consist of learning who you are, where you came from, and what goals you may have. I follow your lead and attend to what you are bringing into the room, including your feelings, thoughts and body language.