Carol McDowell

Registered Psychotherapist, Qualifying

When I was young, I wanted to be a writer. I went into journalism and that’s where I figured out why I was so obsessed with stories. True stories heal us!

I have spent the last 30 years, both personally and professionally, in the field of addiction. I became increasingly sad as I witnessed the suffering that goes along with substance abuse and behavioural addictions. I learned as a volunteer and mentor that helping people uncover their true story also creates healing. So, I went to Yorkville University and obtained a master’s degree in counselling psychology.

Along the way I found inspiration in several theories. The right intervention depends on what happened to you, and what you told yourself about it.

I have found these techniques work well for addiction but in many other circumstances including disordered eating, depression, and anxiety.

The best part is every story can have a new ending.

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