My Approach to Psychotherapy
Arleney Jane Pitts (she/ her)
MA, MACP (In Progress), Registered Social Worker,Psychotherapist
I am deeply committed and passionate about understanding and learning your unique story while supporting you in stepping into your own power. It is my priority to create a safe, nurturing and empowering environment where you can sit with, identify and process the difficult and painful things you are experiencing while reclaiming your strengths.
I am a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), I am deeply committed to understanding and learning your unique story while supporting you in stepping into your own power and liberation. It is my priority to create a safe, nurturing and empowering environment where you can sit with, identify and process the difficult and painful things you are experiencing.
My therapeutic approach is embodied, person-centred, trauma-informed, and collaborative. I believe that with the right resources we are all resilient beings and carry the capacity to direct our own journeys. I individualize my therapeutic approach for each client by using an integrative approach that centers you while promoting self-determination and autonomy rooted in anti-oppression & decolonization. I draw from transformative modalities I have trained extensively in including Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, while combining parts work and mindfulness.
Areas Of Focus
"I believe in order to understand the complexities of mental health and wellness, we need to look at society as a whole: at everything from government policy to economic structures, to the complex and intersecting systems of oppression that create and further inequality."
Modalities & Interventions
I continuously strive to expand my knowledge in evidence based techniques to enhance my ability to best support you in your journey.
5-point NADA protocol
Is a non-verbal/talk-free, no-fuss, non-judgmental, non-complicated, barrier-free adjunct therapy for the treatment of addictions, withdrawal, symptom reduction, disaster, and trauma relief. Nada involves the gentle placement of small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites in the ear.
Benefits of NADA include:
Reduced cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine.
Minimized withdrawal symptoms.
Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation.
Relief from stress and emotional trauma.
A discovery of inner quiet and strength.
NADA was birthed within grassroots efforts in response to community needs in the Bronx NY. NADA continues to uphold its core principles that all people have the right to self-determination, and the capacity to transform and to be an active participant in creating societal change.