Dr. Kate J. Leinberger
Life is humbling. Therapy can be a life-saver. Other times it can help you be a better person. I’m often blown-away and inspired by clients’ profound growth and change.
Therapy allows this by providing an understanding of how underlying patterns contribute to ‘stuckness’ or problems. It identifies ways to change current behaviour and make healthy choices. That said, I also encourage getting out the mind, allowing wisdom to surface. In a space of relative anonymity and safety, therapy can facilitate heightened awareness and a sense of accountability that can add meaning and a sense of purpose to everyday life.
I’m drawn to mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and insight-oriented approaches as they allow present moment change. Mindfulness allows one to see ‘the bigger picture’ while in the heat of the moment, so to speak. The time-sensitive results facilitated by CBT allow for a more flexible client who can then pay attention to understanding deeper behavioural emotional patterns. My approach is engaging and direct. Laughter is allowed!
8 week Intro to Mindfulness & Meditation
I'm a licensed psychologist and love teaching this work. Magic happens in a group, especially when engaging with mindfulness type content. While the essence of this course is the same as the standardized Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, the content and flow is my own. I'm reminded of how potent the material is when course participants describe the experience as "life changing". It's often said, why isn't this stuff taught at school? It's vital to being human.
Learning how to get out one's mind is essential to lasting growth and healing. It compliments psychotherapy well. I keep the group small, max 10, to encourage sharing. That said, no one is forced to share.
Dr Kate J. Leinberger, Psychologist
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