My anxiety journey &
passion to connect.
Constant worry, feeling overwhelmed and impending doom. That was me in a nutshell, and my journey to transforming anxiety into confidence and resilience began with therapy. When I started going to therapy, I experienced the comfort of feeling heard and being seen despite how anxious I felt. For the first time in my life, I was able to acknowledge and reflect on my most painful and fulfilling experiences, and implement lasting life changes.
I am no longer limited by anxiety and have a better relationship with myself for who I am: an imperfect empath, who finds meaning in this life through connection. My experience with anxiety has given me the opportunity to see what it’s like to be on the other side, and appreciate the vulnerability it takes to reveal such intimate thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
I genuinely love the work I do. It's a great honour to partake in a person’s story, especially in times of great need and personal growth. I’m naturally gravitated to building relationships with others, more so now with my clinical training.
Fun facts about me
Number of Netflix series watched during the pandemic
Cups of coffee I drink on the daily
The number of women I have worked with
My approach & credentials.
Adele Turco, M.A., Founder & Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
My primary theoretical framework is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), although I do integrate other evidence-based methodologies to meet your needs and promote optimal psychological and interpersonal functioning. I take on an active and supportive stance to create a comfortable environment for self-growth and safe exploration.
My approach focuses on creating an individualized treatment plan that assists you to identify and achieve your goals, increase your self-awareness, and support you in overcoming life’s challenges. I will provide you with the appropriate coping skills and strategies to promote optimal psychological functioning.
Together, we will explore your past experiences and personal needs to better understand current behaviours, emotions, and social functioning. In personal and emotional growth, our working alliance will be the foundation from which we build on, as this enhances therapeutic progress. You can expect a trusting relationship that prioritizes collaboration and acceptance.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).