Hey there, I'm Miguel, looking forward to getting to know you!
Life is beautiful, in part because of its challenges which can help us to grow and learn more about ourselves. There are times when we can feel overwhelmed and experience increased stress, anxiety, lack of motivation or various other things that have us feeling less like ourselves. Simply put, those are all signs that you have done the best that you can with the skills and supports that you have to navigate this part of your life.
"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." - Brené Brown
My hope in this role is to support each individual to realign with their strengths and the development of the skills needed to thrive during these seasons.
Starting this process requires the courage that comes from being vulnerable enough to take the first step to engage in counselling or therapy. If you are reading this then you are already leaning into that wondering if this could be helpful. I have been fortunate enough to work with many individuals and families over the last 16 years of my professional career. My focus has been to support individuals and families work through anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, ADHD, ODD, school refusal, behavioural concerns and family struggles. Over the last few years, I have dedicated my time to developing a trauma focused lens to better understand the unique impacts that adversity can have on our mental and physical health.
I have training in many different therapeutic modalities so I can best tailor an approach to the unique needs of individuals but have spent more time developing an expertise in CBT, TF-CBT, and DBT. My life experience growing up as a first generation Canadian in Latinx family, as a teen father to an amazing daughter, as a husband to an incredible wife, and as a father to my three other remarkable children also informs my approach in understanding the complex intersectionalities of life.
I hope I can have the privilege of connecting with you to understand how I can be helpful.
BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Specialties: Anxiety & Depression, Attachment Trauma, PTSD, Children, Adolescents and Young Adults, Family Dynamics, Parenting, School Refusal and other School Issues
We Would Be A Good Fit If:
- You want to work through your trauma and experience growth through recovery.
- Your child or young person is experiencing issues with school that are impacting their engagement or achievement.
- As a parent you are struggling with your child and are hoping to better understand them, support them or improve your relationship with them.
- You find it overwhelming to regulate difficult emotions and want to learn the skills to better manage them.