Clinical Team

Carola de Souza BCPFFA Bronze

Carola de Souza

Social Worker & Clinical Counsellor

I am a clinical counsellor and social worker trained in Adlerian Psychotherapy and anti-oppressive social work. I have been working with individuals and families of diverse backgrounds for over twenty years.

I firmly believe that there is no ‘one fits all' approach to health, healing, and well-being. In contrast, in my experience, therapy is most helpful when tools, strategies, and interventions are tailored to the unique situation and needs of my clients.

As therapist Virginia Satir pointed out, “growth comes from what fits, not from what should be”. As a trained and experienced helping professional, I have learned therapeutic techniques and approaches helpful to clients in relation to the specific issues that bring them into therapy. However, I believe that individuals, no matter how distressed or overwhelmed currently, remain the experts on their own lives. As such, they are the only ones who can discern what techniques or approaches ‘fit’ for them, given their individual personality, life experiences, and specific current situation.

Therapy to me is a joint venture between therapist and client.  Therapy is a guided exploration into a perhaps unknown territory of change, personal growth, and transformation. Reconnecting with your unique strengths, wisdom and resources is part of this journey towards increased health and well-being in mind, body, and spirit.  I feel honored and privileged to be your ally in this experience.

 

Qualifications:
20+ years of practice

Postgraduate Studies:
M.A., Adler School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, IL)

Client Focus:
Ages 13+

Specialties:
Anxiety
Trauma
Substance Use
Concurrent Disorders
Group Therapy

Treatment Orientation:
Integrative psychotherapy

Language(s):
English
German

Location:
Virtual

Availability:
Varied availability from
Mon - Sat, 7:00am - 2:00pm

Favourite quote:
‘The only abnormality is the incapacity to love’.
   Anais Nin