The seasons of our lives can be peaceful or challenging; psychotherapy is beneficial at any point during your journey. We all have moments where we are not our best selves. These may be moments when we are met with life’s challenges and losses, where we question our decisions, our worthiness and where we fit in relationships. It can feel like we are unraveling, raw with our emotions, and uncertain about how to move forward. Compassion for ourselves as we navigate our human experience is critical; we will never be fully rid of the complexities we face in our lives. However, therapy is full of possibilities to empower you to embrace these complexities and propel you to a more meaningful, healthy, and satisfying life. I look forward to working with you!
Why the Raven? In nature, Ravens are highly intelligent and clever and communicate with other birds and animals. They are resourceful and cooperative with other animals. They are also tricksters, having a fun and playful side, as seen in their acrobatic and whimsical flying. Ravens are adaptable to their environment, found in all ecosystems around the world, symbolic of flexibility and resilience. Like people, ravens have complex and contrary spirits. In the shadow, Ravens are sneaky tricksters, indulgent, and rebellious. In the light, Ravens represent healing, recovery, and renewal. Ravens are messengers of truth, memories, and emotions. Ravens are the keepers of secrets, the bird of reflection, wit, inner magic, and transformation. Ravens go into the void, the place of mystery and beginnings, to bring forth the truth. Through curiosity and bravery, Ravens persuade the unknown to reveal itself. Ravens teach us that not everything is always at it seems, that complexity and rebellion are important kernels of knowledge to bring about change. Bright Raven faces east, the direction of our emotional selves. Bright Raven carries wheat, the staff of life, bringing growth, abundance, and renewal. Ravens teach us to be open to exploration, and that our intuition, intelligence, and resourcefulness are crucial for bringing about reflection, renewal, and recovery.
Bright Raven Psychotherapy and Consulting is proud to practice in the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishinabek, within lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. As settlers, we are grateful to the Indigenous peoples who have been stewards of this land for thousands of years and we are grateful to be able to live and learn on these lands with all our relations. As settlers, our recognition of Indigenous, Métis and Inuit peoples must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to make the promise of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities and in particular to bring justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Turtle Island.