I have always had a fascination with wellness, on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. I was born in Cairo to French and Russian parents and we traveled extensively when I was young. This instilled in me a passion for other cultures and awareness that we are more similar to each other than we could have imagined. Psychiatric social work attracted me and I received my B.S.W. and M.S.W. degrees from McGill University in Montreal. I then trained extensively in individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy and I have been counselling people since 1979.
I practice psychotherapy as a means to help people heal and strengthen themselves at the deepest level possible. I utilize a variety of techniques such as solution-focused therapy, dynamic psychotherapy, couple and family therapy, affect regulation techniques, cognitive and dialectical behaviour therapy, neurological rewiring, hypnosis and energy psychology.
As a therapist, I focus on empowering people to recover from issues, such as sexual abuse, abandonment and rejection that may stand in the way of finding joy and meaning in one's existence. Discovering one's spiritual purpose and life path can enhance all our experiences.
Living with uncertainties can threaten one's sense of security and wholeness. A midlife crisis, the loss of a relationship or the loss of a job can tumble you into a state of anxiety, stress and depression. Learning new communication and conflict resolution techniques, as well as resolving long-standing issues can unblock creative energies. I also encourage exercise, meditation, and play as a means of transforming oneself and improving health
My new book "Don't Just Do Something, Stand There" is being published. Read some excerpts here (Adobe Reader required)
Kyla Carson, M.S.W., R.S.W.
194 Burma Road, Ottawa, ON