A Therapist Insider’s Guide on Relationships
Healing the Past
Relationships are complex and challenging, they are also vitally important to our sense of well-being. This book will guide you through a deep personal exploration of your life’s relationships. Breaking out of the mold of traditional therapist protocol, expert therapist Roxanne Derhodge delves into her own past relationships to show how you can heal from the past the same way she did.
Using her own experiences as an example and drawing on years of professional expertise as a counsellor, she explains how you can decipher your template for relationships and decide which aspects are in line with what you value and which are not. Through a step-by-step process you will learn how to create fulfilling and positive relationships that will enhance your life in every way.
About the Author
Roxanne Derhodge is a therapist who previously worked with the Metro Toronto Police assisting crime victims, headed an Addictions Unit with the Niagara Health System, and was involved in corporate consulting. She has specialized in areas including managing anxiety/depression, domestic violence and divorce. Experienced in working with both adults and children, Derhodge employs a wide variety of treatment approaches. An engaging presenter with warmth and an uncanny ability to read people, she is passionate about helping people live their lives to the fullest.
Learn more about Roxanne by visiting her website www.roxannederhodge.com.
Praise for ‘A Therapist Insider’s Guide on Relationships’
“Roxanne skillfully combines personal and professional perspectives on trauma. She takes her personal story and applies her own professional expertise. She makes sense of why children who witnessed violence in their childhood family of origin are impacted in adult relationships. Her book shows others how to find their own connections between a past childhood trauma and how it affects current relationships that have gone awry. She has poignant questions at the end of each chapter to help the reader find meaning in their own childhood trauma. Roxanne’s book tells us about her relentless determination to uncover why her near perfect world imploded and nearly destroyed her and how she came to understand it to move on. However, because she is a therapist she has a unique ability to critically examine theory in light of her own personal experiences. While this has allowed her to help herself it has also allowed her to help others. As a therapist I would recommend this book to anyone ready to examine their trauma history and it is also valuable for therapists who see clients with childhood experiences of trauma.”
Cheryl Stock, Board Secretary, Ontario Association of Social Workers
“Roxanne has a unique way of weaving her personal story into a therapeutic process which helps us understand how our childhood experiences can shape and form who we are today. Her practical exercises at the end of each chapter enables us to identify and recognize patterns and make conscious changes to create our desired outcomes.”
Laurie Flasko, CSP, Laurie Flasko & Associates Inc.