MY APPROACH

 

I am a trauma-informed therapist. I incorporate social justice lens in my therapeutic approach. 

 

As a therapist, my primary goal is to make sure that there is a fit between me and my clients. Otherwise, therapy is not going to be effective. I want to be helpful to my clients and if I assess that I will not be of help, then I usually refer out.  

 

I am a believer that the answers to our presenting problems lie in our bodies and inner experiences.  Our intuition and intuitive-self guide us and orient us to make decisions and find solutions to our problems.  But this comes with a price. To explore our intuitive-self, we need to experience our internal processes, feel and be aware of our bodies. Many people tend to avoid going where their bad feelings and vulnerabilities reside.

 

In my practice, I help you to let go of difficult feelings and processes. If you feel stuck, and repeat the same patterns/experiences all the time, my approach would be very effective to help you get unstuck and change your patterns. For example, if you feel sad, I will gently help you to go inside the sadness and experience it fully to find the answer and let go of it.

 

This approach is called Experiential Psychotherapy. I also use Gendlin's Focusing method to facilitate experiences.  Here is a website for further information about my approach http://www.focusing.org It is a very gentle and safe therapeutic approach. 

 

Occasionally, I use other approaches to supplement therapeutic work such as Polyvagal therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural therapy or Emotion-focused therapy.   I am trained to provide Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and Polyvagal therapy for trauma. 

 

 

THE PRACTICE

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Mego Nerses MEd, RP, CCC

My name is Mego Nerses. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC). I have a Master's degree in Counselling from the University of Ottawa.

 

I provide psychotherapy in English, Arabic and Armenian for adults (18+). I have extensive training in sexuality, sexual issues and issues around gender identity. I am LGBTQI, poly, kink and BDSM aware and supportive therapist.

 

Throughout my career, I have developed expertise in refugee mental health issues, specifically LGBTQI refugee claimants. I was the clinical supervisor for the Syrian Refugees Wellness program in Ottawa in 2017. 

 

I have published in scientific journals and contributed chapters related to counselling with refugees, sexuality and social justice. I am the recipient of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association's (CCPA) 2017 Humanitarian Award for my work with LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers.

 

Warmly, 

Mego Nerses MEd, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO# 001132)

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC# 3058)

My Award by CCPA

427 Gilmour Street, First Floor

Ottawa, ON K2P 0R5

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