Welcome! I’m Dielle. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling and I’ve been working with clients at Conexus for about 3 years. I work with individual clients 18+ at all different stages of life. Throughout my career I have worked with clients on many different concerns, but some of my special therapeutic interests are OCD, anxiety, faith shifts, life transitions, and parenting issues. I am also a facilitator for the Transforming Destructive into Constructive anger management course at Conexus. I welcome clients of all races and cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, faiths, genders, and sexual orientations.
I believe we build more meaningful, fulfilling lives for ourselves when we get really honest about the experiences, beliefs, feelings, and relationships that have shaped our lives. I have seen that therapy works when we can create a safe, empathetic space to have those radically honest conversations about what’s working, what’s not, and what we can do about it. I’m deeply curious about people and what makes each person so unique. It’s the honour and privilege of my life to meet with people, hear their stories, and partner with them to discover a path forward that is right for them. I’m influenced by a number of different psychotherapy theoretical orientations, especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, feminist therapy, attachment-based therapies, and the emerging science of interpersonal neurobiology. I try to work with each client to find an approach and language that makes sense for them, using trauma-informed practices and considering each client’s unique goals, needs, and preferences.
Before joining the counselling profession, my family and I lived in Europe for a number of years. This experience gave me a new appreciation for different cultures, different ways of doing things, and the importance of building empathy and understanding across differences. In my free time I like to read, craft, try to keep my plants alive, and check out new coffeeshops with friends and family.