"When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope."
-Henri Nouwen from "The Wounded Healer"
Dr. Stefanie Landau
Some children have dreams of becoming the president, I had dreams of becoming a therapist...or a 5'2 beach volley ball player. I guess it’s clear how that turned out. Being a therapist allows me to live alongside my values of:
To lean into discomfort
To acknowledge that we all have elements of health and unhealth
With others through shared moments of realness
That life will always give us another chance
When I am not wearing my therapist hat, you can find me frolicking around the city, aspiring to be on The Great the British Baking Show, or trudging through the mud on hiking trails.
If you’re still reading, here’s a little bit more on my training and experience.
I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Here are a few of the ways I’ve been trained.
- Psychodynamic theory
- Relational theory
- Attachment theory
- Motivational interviewing
- Trauma informed interventions
- Being on the other side of the couch
- Ongoing supervision, consultation and learning
Hikes always help center me
My favorite healthy restaurant in Montreal
I love the city too!