Calla Finley M.S.W., R.S.W
We all experience stress, anxiety, and emotional distress at one point or another in our lives. But prolonged stress and adversity can lead us to feel disconnected from ourselves, other people, and our lives. I bring over 25 years of counselling experience to my work with you. If you are struggling, we can work together to understand your situation, explore relevant skills and tools, and help you make progress on what is important to you.
My intention is to create a respectful, honest, and non-judgmental space where you can share what troubles you. If you are feeling low or empty, we can talk about your experiences, explore your options, and develop skills to handle life challenges. We can identify what is working well in your life, what is getting in your way, and what you want changed to improve both your life and your relationships.
I am committed to personal and professional growth and will draw on a number of frameworks in our work together. I utilize and have been trained in approaches that value and explore the many dimensions of your experience such as thoughts, sensations, memories, and feelings. Sometimes what bothers us is obvious. But at other times, it is harder to pinpoint. These approaches can help us develop awareness of forgotten inner resources, insights, and ideas. Through these conversations, we can help you become more aware of the behavioural patterns in your life and help you initiate changes to improve your overall life satisfaction.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which brings together important advances from attachment theory, somatic therapy, neuroscience and cognitive therapy. We will discuss these frameworks and what would be helpful to you.
I have experience working with the following concerns:
- Mood problems
- Family of Origin
- Sleep Difficulties
- Sexual Abuse
- Developmental Trauma
I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse for many years to come to terms with their experience, uncover resources, learn tools, and find ways to move forward.
Our emotions, thoughts and behaviours have a direct effect on our energy, productivity, and overall health. Taking care of your emotional well-being strengthens your ability to cope with everyday stressors and handle challenges more effectively. Reaching out for help with your struggles is a sign of strength. It is a significant step toward the path of self care and well-being.