I am a Registered Psychotherapist (#009124) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, and experience in private practice as well as various community settings. My professional background includes specific training in: grief; compassion focused therapy; emotionally focused individual therapy; acceptance and commitment therapy for trauma; providing therapy online; mindful self-compassion; and crisis management.
As a therapist, I work with clients facing issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, identity exploration, and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and integrative to meet your unique needs and experiences. I often incorporate self-compassion, acceptance, and mindfulness within my work. Because I aim to create a safe space where you feel comfortable, respected, and empowered, I use a trauma-informed, strength-based, and anti-oppressive framework. Through our work together, I hope to support you in coping with life’s obstacles and connecting with your goals, values, and emotional resilience.
As a Registered Psychotherapist (#9620), I believe that building a connection where individuals feel seen, heard, and supported is one of the most important aspects of starting therapy. I feel that building this connection creates a space that allows the work of therapy to be accomplished – an exploration inwards to establish and work towards the goals of our mental health journey. I also feel it’s important to acknowledge the skills that have allowed each of us to make it this far. It takes strength and courage to make it to a point where you feel you can reach out, and I want to commend the work that you have already done to get to this point.
Holding a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology, I have worked in university and private practice settings to help teens and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and life transitions. I tailor my approach to suit the needs of each client, drawing from cognitive behavioural, client-centred and compassion-focused therapies from a trauma-informed perspective and with an emphasis on mindfulness and attachment. It is my hope that in working together we develop a relationship where you feel strong enough to face life’s challenges, and supported as you move towards your values and goals.
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I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying, #15267), with an Honours B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from Carleton University; I am currently a graduate student of Counselling Psychology in the Master of Arts Education program at the University of Ottawa. I am completing my practicum under Dana’s supervision, gaining the supervised practice required for full registration with of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
I have experience supporting individuals through struggles including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, addiction, and trauma. My therapeutic style is integrative; in addition to emotion-focused, compassion-focused and cognitive behavioural approaches, I employ client-centred therapy to form what research shows to be the most important predictor of therapeutic success:a therapeutic relationship. This is a relationship in which you receive the unconditional, empathetic, honest and non-judgmental support we all need in order to thrive. I aim to offer a safe, comfortable environment in which you can be truly heard and seen, so that we can collaborate to help you build resilience and become the version of yourself you want to be.