Life can be challenging. Coping with anxiety, depression, and the daily barriers of life can easily complicate things further. You may struggle to cope with and find balance between the frustrations of school, relationships, work, and family. Maybe you feel it is time to focus on personal growth and seek harmony. Taking the first steps can feel extraordinarily challenging but I will be there to provide support and guidance within your journey. I believe everyone has the capacity to manage life's challenges and I can provide you the skills to do so.
I am a mindfulness based and cognitive/behavioral focused therapist with 4+ years of clinical experience. I have a strong focus in working with individuals who are challenged by anxiety and mood related disorders. My experience also includes addiction work with a wide range of individuals. No matter your struggle, I am here as your support.
Using cognitive-behavioral techniques in addition to a mindfulness-based perspective, clients learn necessary tools and utilize their own strength-based abilities to manage life's challenges. I excel at creating a safe, non-judgmental space while meeting a client where they currently are in their life. I look forward to working with you in your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VT LCMHC 068.0134358
Gavin is an insightful, compassionate and supportive therapist. He manages to strike a superb balance between validating and supporting you while pushing you to take the steps needed to make the progress you deserve. He is highly professional but also has a great sense of humour and a kind and approachable energy. The man has helped me immensely and I can't recommend him highly enough.
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Gavin for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Gavin is amazing! A top, top bloke!
Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Gavin for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd