Joseph Capozza (He/Him/His)
LIFE IS NOT A PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED,
but a reality to be experienced.
― Soren Kierkegaard
Acting as “helper” has always felt intuitive to me. Historically, my role – amongst friends and family - was to sit with, listen and reflect. I rarely (if ever) resolved their dilemma, but I feel confident saying they felt less lonely as a result. I’m proud to say that I’ve added a great many tools my repertoire of therapeutic know-how since childhood.
I’ve earned a MA in Counselling Psychology from Western University, and have been certified as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). My approach to counselling is founded on an eclectic mix of models including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); Motivational interviewing; Person-Centred Therapy; and Solution-focused Therapy. This means I may work with you to bring a gentle awareness to your thoughts and feelings, develop new skills, challenge you a bit, or motivate you to act differently – we’ll figure out which model best suits you and your goal(s) for therapy.
My role as a therapist is to support you with moving towards new ways of thinking and behaving that result in greater satisfaction with how you are in the world/who you grow into. Making this sort of change isn’t easy. I speak from experience when I say, this work can be tough. And if you’re willing to try, I’d be delighted to be a part of that process with you.
I’ve worked with people - individually and in group settings – experiencing behaviour or conduct problems, grief, suicidal ideation, education, and career transitions, generalized anxiety, and feelings of depression.