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 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.
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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. I am trained to provide asylum evaluations and assessments for court and for IRB hearings.
Mego Nerses MEd, RP, CCC
Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO# 001132)
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC# 3058)