MEET RILEY

Understanding the relationship between my physical health and mental well-being has been a valuable journey for me. Following a thyroid disorder in my early 20’s, I became aware of how deeply connected our mental, emotional, and physical states are, and the importance of caring for ourselves holistically.

When I support others, I strive to find a balance between self-care and positive-self talk; supporting you to move beyond the “shoulds” you tell yourself and towards a balanced self-acceptance. I like to incorporate fun, humour, and realistic life changes to meet the individual needs of each person I meet. Getting to know you and creating a unique plan to meet your goals is my priority. I am also fascinated by sleep hygiene practices and the development of positive life-changing habits for incremental growth.

My Masters of Social Work prepared me for clinical psychotherapy, following an Honours Bachelor of Social Work and an Honours Bachelor of Psychology. I have a strong appreciation for evidence-based theories and use generalist-eclectic methodology in my work to meet individual needs. I take different approaches to each situation based on a diverse range of theoretical frameworks (e.g.: CBT, ACT, Narrative, etc.) and I adapt approaches to best fit the values of each person I work with.

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Riley offers:​

  • Offers video, telephone, and email/messaging counselling and therapy anywhere in Ontario.

  • Based in Peterborough – Kawartha Lakes Region.

  • Provides insurance coverage receipts to Ontario Residents.

 

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Coping with stress, anxiety, low mood and depression

  • Managing suicidal thoughts or self harm and safety

  • Making positive behavioural changes to meet goals

  • Developing goals and discovering values

  • Making healthy lifestyle changes and increasing mental wellness

  • Finding tools to manage social anxiety

  • Managing sleep challenges and building routine

  • Dealing with work issues and career counselling

  • Increasing mental and emotional awareness and understanding

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