Who We Are and Our Approach
Turning Point Therapy has a team of dedicated therapists and interns who are passionate about our practice and what therapy has to offer. We have all been there and value the therapeutic relationship for enabling us to transform the wounded parts of us and move past the struggles we have had in life.
We practice a style of therapy that includes the following principles and practices.
We welcome and respect diversity and your rights to determine who and how you love. That race, gender, abilities, sexual preference, and age are some of the differences that add to a richness of experience and talent. We acknowledge the impact of a system that discriminates against those it sees as less than, unworthy, defective, and un-entitled to succeed. In our work with you and in our lives we endeavour to work towards a world where the legacy of oppression and caste is no longer felt and everyone is honoured for their contribution and unique being.
We see the importance of relationships to all humans. That it is through a relationship with you that you can experience safety, compassion, acceptance, and healing. We also recognize that your deepest wounds have occurred in relationship and therefore believe that the relationship between us provides the opportunity to create a new experience of connection where you have the opportunity to relax into who you are meant to be.
We believe that change occurs through an awareness of experience that only comes alive in the present moment. In this way, all of your previous experience affects how you experience yourself and others in the present moment. It is because of this we start with bringing awareness to what is arising in the present to heal the ways you may be stuck with the legacy of your past. Neuroscience research also informs us that emotions are key to integrating new information and therefore key to any transformational experience.
Connection to our bodies relates in part to the focus on the present moment. Embodied means that your sensations, emotions, and movement are crucial to understanding your experience. Part of the practice is helping you to be centered and grounded so that you can integrate your experience more successfully. We also understand that past wounds and traumas are held in the body .
This refers to an aspect of the type of relationship we want to cultivate with you. We view the relationship as a partnership where we work together to figure out what you need. As we seek to invite you, not tell you, to involve you, not disregard you, and to follow your agenda, not ours.
We see your struggles in the context of managing difficult circumstances, and traumas you have encountered. Rather than something that is wrong with you, and we reframe your experience as having to encounter and manage, the disturbance and chaos that has surrounded you. The focus is on your strengths, resources, and developing new skills.