What are the Benefits of Psychotherapy?
There are many reasons why people may seek out a psychotherapist. Psychotherapy is primarily talk-based and is intended to help those interested in self-discovery, self-exploration as well as to improve and maintain mental health. Many people find that psychotherapy is the piece that has been missing in their wellness routine.
Online, relational psychotherapy provides a safe place where you can express and understand your feelings, and work through issues in your life to gain clarity without judgment. Talking through your problems and emotions with a licensed psychotherapist allows you to make connections, gain insight and find solutions.
If you have experienced loss, if you have been in painful relationships, if you are experiencing panic attacks or struggling with your anger, let me help you. If you have experienced a traumatic event, whether you have been diagnosed with PTSD or not, there is a place for you. If you are feeling stress or anxiety about work, life, school, kids, or any number of things, your problems matter. If you have been using substances to self-medicate, to numb your pain or just to zone out and want to explore other options without judgment, I am here to listen. If your struggles are related to codependency and anxious attachment, life transitions, family dysfunction, unresolved issues of the past, gender, sexuality, body image or anything I have not mentioned, there is a safe space for you here.
In psychotherapy sessions, we often work together to identify recurring patterns in relationships, emotions, or behaviours. Over time, the more you talk, the more you reveal, allowing psychotherapy to provide you with the tools to understand yourself and others. With a commitment to therapy and a positive therapeutic relationship, insights are gained that equip you with psychological skills that grow stronger with use. The benefits of therapy not only endure after therapy ends but increase with time.
Kennedy McLean, MA, RP (Qualifying)
Kennedy McLean is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), a Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP-II) and a non-certified professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Kennedy provides online counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families facing a wide range of difficulties, including those diagnosed with mental health disorders such as PTSD, Panic Disorder and Substance use Disorder. She also works with those dealing with historical trauma, with first responders, as well as children who have experienced interpersonal traumas.
Learn more about Kennedy here.