Why Seek Therapy?

People come to see me for many different reasons! Everyone’s situation is different.

You may be struggling with a diagnosed mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, or social anxiety, but that certainly isn’t a requirement.

You may be going through something you can point to specifically and find some words for, such as:

  • a major life transition (like a breakup, job loss, parenthood or “empty nest”)
  • relationship issues (with a partner, family, friends or colleagues)
  • difficulty forming relationships
  • grief over a loss
  • self-criticism/ feeling like an imposter
  • wondering if you’re overdoing it with substances
  • trauma
  • burnout at work

Or you may be experiencing something that is harder to put a finger on. Maybe you feel generally, “flat,” “stuck,” or have a sense that life is not as fulfilling as you expected (and wondering what the missing piece is, or why it seems just out of reach). Perhaps you’re looking to feel more “alive,” fulfilled, and connected to yourself and others. You may be longing to (re)connect with your sense of purpose and excitement.

Therapy can be useful if you’re feeling curious about the patterns in your life and relationships that are working well, and those that aren’t working so well – or simply looking to develop that curiosity and to feel more engaged in your life again.

When people come to see me, they’re usually looking for something to change, whether that change is big or small…

Therapy can help you move toward the life you want to live. Whether you have a specific goal in mind already, or whether you’re wanting to find that goal and fuel your excitement, curiosity, passion, joy, I’m here to help facilitate that process and be a supportive and reflective companion along the way.

People who come to see me often report improved relationships, a greater sense of compassion for themselves, more confidence, increased energy and drive for their work and for the aspects of their personal lives that bring them joy and fulfilment.

While people seek therapy for different reasons, I am often struck at the global improvements in clients’ lives – positive changes have a way of spreading.

If you have any questions about the work that I do and whether I’d be a good fit for you right now, please feel free to contact me here, or on 0473 954 392 or nellyuhlenkott@gmail.com for a discussion about what you’re looking for.

Feeling “stuck”?

Looking for a change?

Wanting more from life?

Wondering what happened to your “spark”?

Facing relationship difficulties?

Tired of being so hard on yourself?

Trying to find your meaning and purpose?

At a turning point in your life?

Wanting to reconnect with yourself?

Feeling isolated?

Searching for fulfillment?

Wanting to explore mindfulness?

Hoping you can turn your relationship around?

Overdoing it with alcohol or drugs?

Looking for ways to manage stress or anger?

Questioning your sexuality or relationships?


  • Depression & anxiety
  • Professional burnout 
  • Self-criticism/developing self-compassion
  • Relationships (couples, and/or working on-on-one to improve romantic, familial, friendship, and professional relationships)
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Substance use
  • Existential concerns (finding meaning, purpose, and passion)
  • Adult/adolescent adoptees
  • Identity/attachment issues
  • Personal development
  • Sexuality (LGBTQIA- and poly-friendly practice)
  • Eating disorders