Dr. Terri Yu provides psychotherapy, counseling and
emotional consultation services in her office setting in Montreal, Canada, or through the telephone and the internet. In addition, for patients with special needs, she practices the "dying art" of home visits in selected regions of Ontario and Quebec.
her practice with the aspiration of assisting people on their journeys
to emotional and spiritual health and discovering their road to recovery
from psychic pain and suffering. The
objective of therapy of such nature is not only to heal the “sickness” of
the mind, but also to help patients utilize their full potential – turning
impasses into new beginnings.
As the oracle of Delphi states, “Know thy self”,
such therapy holds a mirror to the soul of the seeker. Hence the therapist’s
task is to midwife the patient in giving birth to this self-knowledge
while he/she delves into the depth of his/her psyche.
Often times people entered “healing conversations” with their therapist
because they had been experiencing certain symptoms such as depression, anxiety,
inability to function appropriately (prone to anger outbursts or having relationship
troubles for instance), or unable to think clearly. To the surprise of
most, through this particular kind of dialogue and the experience of the “sample” therapeutic
relationship with their therapist, they discovered that they gained a different
perspective and learned the depth of themselves, of which they had been unacquainted
before embarking on this emotional journey. More often than not, their symptoms “disappeared”,
and change occurred in a fundamental way in their internal life and their relationships
with others around them.
There are many obstacles in therapy. A major obstruction is the typical
phenomenon “the known devil is safer than the unknown angel”. Getting
to know yourself is painful; you may expect that you’ll resist it and often
times resent it therefore hold ill feelings towards your therapist for he/she
is the bearer of “bad news”.