Psychotherapy can assist individuals in addressing a wide range of issues affecting how we feel about ourselves, how well we function in our daily lives in the realm of work and relationships, and our ability to find fulfillment and a sense of well-being. In facing these challenges, a sense of relief can come from sharing difficulties with a qualified professional who can assist you in a process of personal growth and change suited to your needs.
From Dr. Shelley Snow:
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 27 years, receiving my post-graduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Institute for Expressive Analysis in New York City. I am licensed as a Psychotherapist by the Ordre of Psychologists in Quebec.
I work with individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties. These include low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, ADD, depression, identity issues, sexual and emotional abuse, and grief. My approach, is primarily psychodynamic, and deeply influenced by the work of Carl Jung. Working with dreams, art, music and role plays are often part of this process. I also use cognitive strategies with some clients.
It can take courage to seek help and to face one’s problems. An approach infused with warmth, compassion, and sensitivity informs my work, creating a safe environment for the exploration and working through of issues.
A strong belief in the mind-body connection informs my work. Giving clients tools for managing and reducing stress, and increasing feelings of well-being, can often be of significant help in terms of coping with whatever challenges are occurring. Physical symptoms can offer clues to feelings we may not be aware of, or of ways of functioning that no longer serve us.