Within a safe and accepting space for you to put your thoughts and feelings into words, psychotherapy includes learning about your current situation, history and life experiences and how that is impacting how you relate to yourself and others.
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, understanding limiting beliefs and past conditioning while creating a new foundation to heal the impact of stress and trauma, to shift out of reactivity, while strengthening resilience and capacities to cope with the challenges of life.
Enriching classes for women in a unique combination of facilitated learning and creative experiences.
Common Themes in the Work I Offer...
Supporting women in all stages of adult life
Exploring the issues you're currently experiencing in the context of your life
Uncovering limiting negative beliefs and thought patterns
Understanding developmental trauma and trauma responses
Connecting with and processing emotions
Integrating wounded, lost, denied parts
Overcoming tendencies for people pleasing, perfectionism, self-criticism and over-giving to others
Inner Child healing
Navigating the gifts of the empath and HSP-highly sensitive person
Connecting to and learning to trust your intuition
Developing personal values and expressing needs
Setting, communicating and gatekeeping personal boundaries
Overcoming adversity and building resilience
Creating self-worth and confidence
Unlearning to not speak - reclaiming your true, individual, grounded, empowered voice
Support for stress, anxiety, worry, grief, loss, depression
Healing the impact of stress and trauma to shift from reactivity to response
Identifying unhealthy, codependent, or toxic relationships
Developing a healthy, deeper relationship with your authentic Self
An Integrated Therapeutic Approach
There are many theories & modalities that inform my approach to psychotherapy. These perspectives form part of the framework for gaining new awareness, to guide you through the process of understanding your problems and for navigating growth and creating solutions.
While a toolbox of training & therapeutic techniques are of great value, the work of a therapist lies in the ability to sit with someone in their difficult, dark, lost places bearing witness to what is trying to unfold. While trained in both traditional and spiritual approaches, I have come to know that theories alone are not the answer for healing. The reason is that a purely clinical and tactical approach does not encompass your humanness. Rather, we need to include the unique and soulful individual that you are.
Like other relationships in life, it's important that you find a therapist you 'click with', where you feel safe and comfortable, and to trust the process with someone who will hold space for you and for whatever is arising in sessions.
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The work of the mature human being is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other. And, to be stretched large by these two things..
- FRANCIS WELLER
Michele Wolf - Registered Psychotherapist - Aware Within - Psychotherapy
Located from the Collingwood Blue Mountains area and virtually serving all of Ontario including Collingwood, Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Orangeville, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, and all other areas.