Wide mind full

Welcome

Individual therapy is a brave endeavor and can be extremely creative and rewarding.  The most important part of my approach is creating an effective working partnership with you, so that you can get the most out of therapy.  Ongoing distress in our lives can bring us to therapy, and with good work can lead us to both acceptance and long-term psychological flexibility and wellness.  Many people find this path to be an exciting and generative one. It can even be fun at times.  With my training from around the world, I specialize in creating unique clinical formulations to aid clients in fostering shifts in their lives.  I see collaborative partnership, increasing emotional regulation, and determining where clients want to go as good ingredients for effective treatment.  My goal is to use evidence-based psychotherapy to help you learn a more joyful life rhythm and enriching your skills at living, working and loving.

I use cognitive-behavioural, compassion-focused and values-driven therapies and utilize to good clinical effect the deepening understanding around the contextual and neurophysiological framework of our evolutionary development.  Fostering an environment that allows clients to connect more directly with the aliveness of embodied experience lines up well with a core goal of my therapeutic approach.  I have a deep motivation and belief in the healing effects of fuller connections with our true selves and the ease that that can bring to daily life.

One useful place to start if you’re not sure about therapy is the Services and Approach page. You can find more about my training and experience on the Curriculum Vitae page.  I look forward to meeting with you to explore your valued aims, should you decide you’re ready to reach out.

Email: lauren.whitelaw@widemindfull.com

 

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Lauren Whitelaw, PsyD

503-828-1065
By appointment only