My Vested Interest in Therapy

I have a vested interested in my practice beyond the fee for service. There’s all the gooey stuff and the real life survival stuff. The gooey stuff as I’m calling it, is just as real, it’s core to my being and if I didn’t live by it, I’d likely struggle with shame,...

Auto-Pilot versus Awareness

We are creatures of habit. There are many moments in the day where this leaves us susceptible to falling into “auto-pilot”. We can brush our teeth, shower, drive, eat, even work at times without being fully aware. We are doing, without being fully present with our...

My Village

I was born into a village. A literal village, a small place called Mendez Village, in Siparia, Trinidad (of Trinidad & Tobago). In this place I was surrounded by family. Down the street, up the street & across the street, family & family friends. So much...

Collaboration- A Therapy Must

I don’t tell clients what to do. I can share my insights, I can ask questions and guide the process to support clients in finding solutions. The solutions however, come from them. This may sound vague and disappointing to some. The reality is doing therapy this way...

Trauma Lessons

Trauma has been a part of my life since I can remember. Unfortunately life decided I could handle it and trauma of various kinds continued to be part of my life. My experiences aren’t something I openly talk about. For me what I’ve found is that it empowers the pain,...

Therapy isn’t A Cup of Tea…

Therapy isn’t a cup of tea with a friend. While that can feel therapeutic and can certainly add value to your life. Therapy offers professional insight from someone who is learned and experienced in the field of human behaviour, emotions and relationships. Even at the...

Grandfather lessons…

This post is unconventional for a therapy website. However, just because it's unconventional doesn't mean it shouldn't be done. Many good therapists struggle with how to bridge their spiritual beliefs with their practice. Not wanting to isolate persons of other faiths...

A little more me…

After time studying and working in the field, I have what many call "expert knowledge" but I'm not one to lead with my expertise. I instead embrace a learner disposition. I meet others with curiosity, listen more than speak and seek to learn before adding what I may...