My Therapy Approach


Therapy is a unique and highly individual experience with the outcome determined in

part by your readiness and openness along with your effort and motivation to work

towards the direction you see yourself moving towards, whether that be a change in

yourself and/or how you see the world around you. 


Therapy is a relationship that works in part because of clearly defined rights and responsibilities held by each person. This framework helps to create the safety to take risks and the support to become empowered to change.  As a client in psychotherapy, you have certain rights that are important for you to know about because this is your therapy, whose goal is your well-being.


""" We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are." - Anais Nin

What to expect?


During therapy we will discuss your concerns and goals for therapy.  I will learn about your needs and throughout our discussions, I’ll be checking in with you to make sure we are working towards goals that are important to you.  Because emotions will be explored, you may feel a range of emotions that can be intense at times. This is part of a normal process and often a large part of the healing work.  While the experience may be “hard” and you may not feel good or entirely comfortable with the feelings you may have, there is nothing wrong or unusual about having them. The hope is that the experience and expression of feelings will bring to the surface the root causes of your concerns and that together we will find ways for you to identify and draw on your abilities, strengths and talents to manage through your challenges and uplift your well-being.

What makes therapy different at SoulBody Healer?


I have training in alternative approaches of therapy and together we will use them, where appropriate, to increase your well-being.  The therapy process could involve cognitive and/or behavioural exercises, breathing exercises, mindfulness exercises, nutrition suggestions, and energy work.  Practices that are done inside and outside of the therapy room and/or as a part of homework.


Together, we will focus on your needs and strengths and develop strategies and skills that fit best with your natural tendencies, abilities, values and goals and that work practically and realistically with your life.  You are essentially bringing forth your soul and are the healer of your body!

Understand with Psychotherapy

What is Psychotherapy?


A type of therapy used to treat emotional challenges and mental health conditions. It involves talking to a trained therapist, either one-to-one, in a group or with your partner or family.







Scroll over the photo to see WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING about Yoga with Effie

Effie, I knew when I met you at the Holistic Chamber of Commerce you would be a good resource to refer some of my clients to. It is so wonderful to meet someone so young on her authentic journey. Your website says it all, uplifting/ inspirational/ and sooo genuine. The world is ready for you. You are going to change the world girl. Go for it. Let me know how I can help you. Hugs, Jessy

Effie is unlike any yoga instructor I've had before, she is the reason I now look forward to my weekly restorative yoga session. She encourages our class to accept ourselves as we are today. Her melodic voice and calming nature help to unwind my mind and reduce tension in my body. I feel relaxed and recharged at the end of her class. ~Dawn.

Effie is kind, compassionate, patient and knowledgeable. In Effieʼs hands you feel secure and listened to. She definitely lives what she teaches. No matter what issue I have from stress to stiffness, she is able to help. ~ Sharon

Hey Effie, Thank you very much for the private yoga lesson. It was challenging yet peaceful and I felt very welcomed by your friendly personality. It is greatly appreciated. Take care and happy holidays. –Kei.

Effie has a very gentle voice and manner. Her restorative classes are soothing. I have always found her to be receptive to feedback and open to suggestion. Enjoy! -Sloane

"The first thing I noticed was how calming and soothing her voice was...really emphasized the importance of breathing... I felt very relaxed with a more positive attitude towards the rest of my day." -Cecilia

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"I looked to Effie and her yoga instruction as a way to improve my flexibility, and mental focus. I enjoyed her calming personality and ability to guide me... reminding me to be gentle and forgiving with my body. By the end I felt energized and centered and I highly recommend her. Thank you Effie!" -Anthony

"..I step foot into Effie's Yin Yang yoga.. After the class, I felt my hips are stretched. So I said to myself "ok! feels good, let's come back again". After going to Effie's class every week for 3 months, I noticed my hips are a lot more opened and flexible. When I strike a pose in the other Hatha classes, it's a lot easier. Thanks Effie! Now I am one of your regular students every week. ~ J.W.


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