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: trauma therapy; providing therapy online; emotion-focused therapy; mindfulness; crisis management; and struggles navigating COVID-19.
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 (Qualifying) 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.
Holding a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) designation with CRPO, I am passionate about helping individuals uniquely manage their mental health in ways that suit their needs and goals. I use a client-centered approach that empowers the individual to take control of their inner experiences in a way that’s meaningful to them through mindfulness and theories of acceptance commitment therapy. Prior to pursuing psychotherapy as a career, I completed a Master of Teaching degree and hold a designation as an Ontario Certified Teacher. My experiences as a teacher often informs my practice as a psychotherapist.
Focusing on strengths and self-compassion, my hope is to assist my clients in learning skills that will help them remain resilient and gritty in an ever-developing society with high demands. My experiences have made me equipped to work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, and identity issues. By unpacking our past experiences and exploring how they relate to our present lives, we can create a future that promotes a healthy mental well-being.