Andrika is Shift’s top pain specialist. She supports people who are living with chronic pain, high performers who are navigating major life changes, and athletes who are managing chronic pain. Andrika will meet you where you’re at and, with humour and wisdom, help you become the best version of yourself.
Andrika specializes in helping people manage pain and injury, especially athletes and people with chronic conditions. She understands that injury and illness often come hand-in-hand with anxiety, depression, and stress. Andrika’s own life experience has given her unique insight into chronic pain, and she can help you find coping strategies that work for you. Andrika also excels at supporting highly motivated people who want to reach their professional or personal goals. She can help you explore performance-related challenges and develop strategies to overcome them. Andrika can also help you navigate mindset changes, burnout, and burnout recovery.
Andrika’s approach to therapy starts with compassion. She believes that you deserve a safe space to share your thoughts and struggles. Andrika uses a mix of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic psychotherapy to help you unlock your potential. This whole-person approach means that Andrika is genuinely curious and cares about all the factors that make you who you are.
Andrika hosts pain management support groups for people living with chronic pain and for those helping someone with chronic pain.
Diploma in Psychotherapy, Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling Program (2017)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Western University (2001)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certification (Beck Institute)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety (Beck Institute)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (Beck Institute)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Pain (Beck Institute)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mood Disorders (Beck Institute)
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Theory (Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling Program)
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Psychotherapists
Canadian Pain Society
People in Pain Network
European Pain Foundation