A therapeutic relationship is like no other relationship in your life. Welcome.
I returned to school full-time in my 30s with two small children in tow. I always knew I wanted to help people but life got in the way. Through a series of events, I was offered to become part of my boss’s retirement plan. He asked me if I would consider taking over his insurance brokerage. This would have been a safe and secure future for me. But, after some consideration I realized I didn’t have the motivation to upgrade my skills in the way I would need to. Through my reflection about my future, I realized I did want to follow my passion and I did have the motivation to begin my academic journey. It was scary and I had no idea what I was doing! Two University degrees, an intensive trauma specialty and about 10 years later I reached my goal. I never looked back and absolutely love my job as a helper.
The therapeutic relationship is key to a person’s positive experiences and better outcomes in therapy.
Helping clients feel heard and respected is a goal from the onset of contact. I work from a strengths-based perspective, we look at what is working in your life. There is room for the other pieces but empowering individuals to grow what is working and to notice things that are going well in their life is very powerful. Especially when they come in thinking nothing is working! I encourage all prospective clients to do your research, get a sense of who you might want to work with and trust your gut. It may take a couple therapists to find your right fit but you are worth the effort, don’t give up.
I have a clinical space in Ottawa, ON where I see children and youth (trauma referrals only). I work with young adult and adult professionals, first responders and couples. I utilize the Canadian, privacy compliant software known as OnCall Health for virtual sessions around Ontario. Thank you for checking out my profile.
Book your appointment at: julieclarketherapy.com
356 Woodroffe Ave., Entrance G/H, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3V6
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