About Dr. Susan LaCombe
Psychologist & Psychotherapist
Hi, I'm Susan LaCombe. I'm a Counselling Psychologist. Location: Vancouver.
There once was a time when I needed help, and I turned to psychotherapy for an answer.
I found what I needed...indeed, it's still hard for me to put into words cause what I discovered changed the whole direction of my practice.
In fact, it changed the course of my life!
First, let me get a few things out in the open. I'm a psychotherapist and I write a lot about therapy. Like everyone else, I'm not perfect. I have plenty of issues that I'm working on. That "we all have our own stuff" and life is a journey of self-discovery is an integral part of my personal philosophy.
Indeed, I can't see myself ever stop growing through therapy until I leave this world. And by the way, I didn't always think this way. I think it's because what I've learned through body-based therapy gives me a zest for living, and living well.
Here's the thing.
Although the stunning discoveries being made in brain science have huge implications for the practice of therapy, the profession is very slow spreading the word - especially in regards to using a body-based approach.
In fact, the very thing that helped me in therapy - that's at the heart of the way I practice today - has not yet been acknowledged and adopted as the future direction of the profession.
Too many therapists still see a body-based treatment model as just another technique in the therapist toolbox, something that's reserved for clients with a severe trauma history.
Whereas I see it not only as a way to do therapy that's twice as effective (in half the time), but as the key to discovering who you really are and how to live authentically. Rather than mindlessly react to life's circumstances, you can teach your brain to mindfully respond and adapt.
This is what myShrink is all about. My way to spread the news.
In a deeper sense, perhaps you could see myShrink as a "thank you" to all the clients I have been privileged to meet over the years. Whatever I am able to teach you here, it is only because they taught me first.
It's a gesture of gratitude that I pay forward, cause it can never be paid back.
aka Dr. Shrinklady