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The decision to attend therapy can be a significant moment in one’s life. People seek therapy to deal with issues, conflicts, and problems associated with interpersonal relationships, professional issues, family struggles, unwanted symptoms, behaviours or feelings, a need to process painful events or desired self-exploration. Given the importance of these issues, it is critical you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable. In order to help you with this vital process, I would like to share my philosophy and approach to therapy.

I believe the primary condition that underlies a successful therapeutic relationship is the creation of a safe place for one to explore conflicts, issues and feelings. When this is possible, I believe meaningful and significant growth can occur. Growth takes many forms, and the type of growth desired is best decided upon by careful collaboration between the client and myself.

I seek to create an atmosphere that is warm and empathetic while encouraging clients to be open to deep and profound exploration. This dynamic has proven to foster the kind of environment I believe is conducive to growth and change.

With this relationship in place, we can begin to bring feelings and patterns to awareness and use a variety of techniques that encourage positive healing.

I believe the primary condition that underlies a successful therapeutic relationship is the creation of a safe place for one to explore conflicts, issues and feelings. When this is possible, I believe meaningful and significant growth can occur. Growth takes many forms, and the type of growth desired is best decided upon by careful collaboration between the client and myself.

I seek to create an atmosphere that is warm and empathetic while encouraging clients to be open to deep and profound exploration. This dynamic has proven to foster the kind of environment I believe is conducive to growth and change.

With this relationship in place, we can begin to bring feelings and patterns to awareness and use a variety of techniques that encourage positive healing.

-Linda Libis

Training

Linda has a Master's in Counselling Psychology from Western University. She is dedicated to continuous learning, which is evidenced by her extensive training and education. For almost 20 years, Linda has been expanding her treatment practices, most notably with Integral Breath Therapy Training, Holographic Memory Resolution, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy Certification, EMDR Levels I & II, Emotional Focal Therapy for Couples, Gottman Couples Therapy, and diverse training with The Wellness Institute.

“Deep down, at our core, there are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear. From love flows happiness, contentment, peace, and joy. From fear comes anger, hate, anxiety and guilt.”

-David Kessler