If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, or issues in your relationships, psychotherapy could be just what you need. If you feel depressed or unmotivated, or like you’ve hit a wall and don’t know where to turn, you’ve come to the right place.

The intent of psychotherapy is to relieve mental and emotional suffering, and restore a sense of ease within the body and mind.

To help you get there, I use a variety of approaches, and most of them include paying attention to your body and emotions, rather than your thoughts. Decades of research show that uncomfortable sensations and feelings may be related to dysfunction in the nervous system and unresolved emotional experiences. This is very different than talking about your story and working to change your thoughts and beliefs (although, at certain times, that may be helpful).

You can read more about the approaches I use, here.

Throughout our work together, you can expect to become more aware of your experience…

This includes your thoughts, feelings, relationships, and the patterns that keep you stuck. We’ll work with these things to help you get out of your own way, and let the natural wisdom of your body emerge. This typically relieves discomfort associated with stress, anxiety, and panic, and results in more calm and ease.

Where appropriate, we’ll work with your emotions to help you understand why they are there and what fears and needs are driving them. Often, this includes looking at our relationship with ourselves and others, and understanding our attachments to other people.

By understanding our relationships we can take clear action towards resolving conflict and distress so we can feel more connected and whole.

You can learn more about working with me, by reading my consent form.

I work primarily online with my clients so you can have your sessions from the comfort of your home. Working online is just as effective as in person — many studies have confirmed that there’s no difference in the outcome of therapy. You can read about some of them hereFor couples therapy only, I do offer in person sessions in Oak Bay, NB.

To have me come to you for in-depth therapeutic work, click here to learn more.

Throughout our work together, you can expect to become more aware of your experience… This includes your thoughts, feelings, relationships, and the patterns that keep you stuck. We’ll work with these things to help you get out of your own way, and let the natural wisdom of your body emerge. This typically relieves discomfort associated with stress, anxiety, and panic, and results in more calm and ease. Where appropriate, we’ll work with your emotions to help you understand why they are there and what fears and needs are driving them. Often, this includes looking at our relationship with ourselves and others, and understanding our attachments to other people. By understanding our relationships we can take clear action towards resolving conflict and distress so we can feel more connected and whole. You can learn more about working with me, by reading my consent form. I work exclusively online with my clients so you can have your sessions from the comfort of your home. Working online is just as effective as in person — many studies have confirmed that there’s no difference in the outcome of therapy. You can read about some of them here.

To book an initial session, send me an email, with a brief description of what you’re hoping to achieve through therapy at christine@christinehakkola.com or by using the contact form below. Please also help me understand why you think we’d be a great fit — I have limited space and it’s important that I select clients who will benefit the most from our work together.

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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