Bio

Patricia Drake

Registered Psychotherapist and Psychological Associate

Many people who seek out therapy come because they feel stuck in painful patterns or emotions that are causing distress, feel overwhelmed by their emotions, experience numbness, or have trouble figuring out exactly what they feel. If this is you, you are not alone.

All of us at some point in our lives find ourselves wanting to feel differently in our relationship with our selves, our loved ones, our work, or our communities. We want to feel more joy, energy, or passion, and less sadness, anger, or fear. We want to heal from past traumas and end painful patterns that are causing distress. Every
person deserves to not just cope, but thrive. Through the therapeutic relationship, you will learn how to pay attention to your feelings, needs, and actions, and learn how to pause and act, rather than react. This will allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and create meaningful transformations in patterns of emotion, behaviour, and thoughts, as well as gaining a better understanding of yourself.

I know that asking for help can be painful and difficult; it takes strength to be vulnerable. It’s my role to honour that vulnerability by creating a safe, warm, non-judgemental space for you to explore and shift painful emotions and patterns in lasting ways. If you feel that we would be a good fit, then I would welcome the opportunity to meet you.

Patricia is Registered Psychotherapist holds a Masters in Psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School and certificates in Trauma Therapy, DBT, and Adlerian Psychodynamic Therapy. She has over 7 years of experience as a mental health professional working for community services, hospitals, and crisis centres.

Client Focus:

Adults, Couples, Teens

Types of Therapy:

Emotion Focused Therapy, Adlerian Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Internal Family Systems

Issues:

Emotion dysregulation, self-criticism, shame, grief and loss, relationships issues, eating disorders, experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, mood disorders, and life transitions (for example, job loss or change in relationship status).

More Than Just My Work:

Iā€™m an enthusiastic outdoors person, and I recharge by rock climbing, trail running and hiking, camping, and canoeing.

Free 20 min consultation