By: Marleen Filimon
We are so excited for Dorothy to join are team starting September 2019. She will be a valuable asset to the world of psychotherapy and we can’t wait to see this motivated and ambitious student flourish as a psychotherapist.
Dorothy is looking forward to working with adults on a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and stress. As an intern, she will be under direct supervision of Marleen, ensuring professional counselling services at a reduced rate.
Why did you decide to become a psychotherapist?,
I have decided to become a psychotherapist to further develop my skill-set of providing clients with healthy strategies to become stronger and more resilient in managing the various difficulties they are experiencing. I love helping people and I enjoy working along side clients to strengthen their skills and coping strategies. Life is hard and we all can use a listening ear and help to manage it.
What does a typical session with you look like?
A typical session with me includes me listening and being empathetic to the struggles and hardships that my client is experiencing. I offer a relaxed environment where there is no judgment. Together with my client there is a collaboration of treatment strategies and actions to be worked on. Hope is inspired.
What three words best describe you as a psychotherapist?
Friendly, Empathetic, and non-judgmental
What are your goals after you graduate?
After I graduate I hope to be registered as a psychotherapist and continue my work with individuals who have experienced trauma and other mental health concerns. I also hope to be certified as a Mindfulness therapist, a CBT therapist, as well as continue to learn other effective therapy treatments/strategies. I also hope to travel more and experience other cultures first hand.