Leaside Therapy Centre

For your emotional health and well-being

Sheri Betel

Sheri Betel, M.S.W., RSW, Director, Registered Social Worker - Psychotherapy

My Philosophy – It’s all about Respect:

No concern is too small – if it is affecting your life, it is worth talking about.

You do not have to feel you are alone. I would be happy to speak with you to help decide if therapy is right for you. It shows real courage and commitment to yourself to ask for help if you need it.

My Approach to Therapy:

I am a strong believer that our childhood and early past are the blueprints to how our lives are structured now.

While we may not be able to do much to change the past, understanding it better can help us figure out how to alter our current circumstances and even help predict our futures.

How we choose our partners

We tend to form intimate relationships based on the kind of relationships our parents had. We learn our communication patterns from them, we learn about beliefs and values observing their actions, and we learn about love seeing how they loved and respected each other and us.

About love

Our capacity to love and be loved comes from how we were raised by our parents or significant caregivers. Our self-worth comes, to a large extent, from how loveable we feel.

If we were raised by attentive and loving parents who were always there for us and met our physical and emotional needs, we grow up believing we are worth being cared about and loved. On the other hand if you were raised by abusive or neglectful parents, you might grow up feeling your needs are insignificant or less important than other’s. You may then end up choosing a partner who treats you and your needs similarly.

How I can help my clients

What I do with my clients in therapy is help them identify their past experience. Then they can see what kind of relationship they are in now and understand why they are facing the challenges they are facing. Once that is recognized, we can work together on altering the patterns and changing negative feelings of self worth.

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