A Journey Worth Taking...
"I'm a mental health therapist who enjoys working with individuals, couples, and adolescents. I will work with you to identify your strengths and add new strategies to deal with the challenges of anxiety, depression, and relatioinship issues. I will help you examine your thinking patterns for mistakes which maintain problem behaviors. I will support and counsel you as your further develop your self-awareness and emotional self-management. With changes in thinking and emotional management, you can communicate more effectively with your loved ones and people at work."
- Norm Grayston
Marg & I in British Columbia - 2010
In late November 2012, I opened my own independent practice serving business owners, employees, their family members, as well as private clients in the Yorkton area. I have worked as a psychotherapist since 2000. I provide services to those seeking private sessions,. My current rate is 140.00 per hour.
As a member of the profession, my goals are to:
-To provide tools, strategies, skills, and knowledge about thinking, feeling, and behavior that helps clients recogniz, manage, and change their behavior.
- Practice as a Full Member of the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists, # 874. skcp.ca
- Acquire a greater depth of knowledge in psychology through study, workshops, and conferences.
- Continue developing my counseling skills through reflective practice and ongoing supervision.
I studied Counselling at the University of Saskatchewan, in the Educational Psychology Department. As a life long learner, I have continued studying anxiety, depression, trauma, and couples therapy. In addition, as I continue to learn about how the brain works, and I share that knowledge in session. The following quote is from my professional disclosure:
“As an articulate, flexible, and compassionate counsellor with excellent communication, analytic, and companioning skills, I seek a setting that serves a diverse clientele. As an experienced educator, I bring a strong commitment to developing self-esteem and self-reliance with adolescents, and adults."
Earlier in my career, I worked as a teacher of young children. Life changes brought my partner and I back to university. For a period of time, our family was a unit of five students. Two adults in university and three children negotiating elementary, and then high school. As adults, our children have continued to inspire my curiosity about life changing events.
In the summer, I enjoy sailing, camping, working on construction projects, and reading. I can hardly wait until the ice is off the lakes, so I can get my sailboat on the water! My three adult children have encouraged my sense of adventure and exploration, and my precious grandson, simply makes me smile :)
That's my story...