Welcome to Soar Above Counselling: An Online Health Practice! You have already taken one of the most difficult steps towards your goals. Your decision to start working on reshaping more difficult emotions and experiences is a very commendable one (that few people do). This process will be both rich and complex. I am here to help!
I’m Gabrielle, and I’m a Licensed Social Worker in the province of Ontario. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Ottawa. I am here to support you in your process to strengthen your mental health during the difficult times brought on by illness.
Together, we will focus on what is most important to you.
We will collaborate to :
- Process your experiences;
- Manage the more difficult emotions, and;
- Learn to thrive in life.
My counselling style is warm and collaborative. I whole heartedly believe that you are the expert of your experience and your self. As a mental health professional, I am tasked with staying curious, ensuring that the right questions are asked and the important wisdom in your answers are highlighted.
My approach is interactive, individual and accessible, incorporating different therapeutic techniques to make sure that your specific concerns and needs are addressed in the most effective manner. Some of the more specific approaches used in my practice include strength-based, mindfulness, solution-focused, motivational and cognitive behavioural therapy.
My specialties include: illness, stress/anxiety, coping with life changes, trauma, and grief. I also have experience with young adults, the challenges of caregiving, and managing fear.