For nearly 20 years, I have had the privilege of counselling children, youth, adults and families to support overall coping, resiliency, positive change, healing and growth. I have provided counselling in various settings to support clients with issues related to stress, anxiety, anger, depression, sexuality, self-esteem, communication, family and relationship dynamics, as well as traumatic life experiences.
In 2020, I received an Award of Excellence for my dedication to excellence as a Registered Psychotherapist and am always eager to enhance my skills through conferences, trainings, and other learnings.
I am committed to a client-centred perspective in my work and view my role as a collaborator in my client’s process. Clients have found my style to be warm, authentic, open and engaging and have reflected feeling safe, respected and accepted as we explored the challenges in their lives and successfully worked towards their therapy goals.
I typically engage clients through a strengths-based, solution-focused approach which incorporates various evidence-based practices and techniques.
Finally, I have experience working with people from all walks of life. I have been a passionate advocate for clients surrounding issues of employment, immigration, child welfare, education, finances, mental health, housing, addictions, and legal matters. I have also engaged in professional development related to working in an anti-oppressive, culturally safe fashion and am always seeking to practice cultural humility through my work.
Bachelor of Arts & Contemporary Studies
Ryerson University, Toronto
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
Yorkville University, New Brunswick
Assaulted Women & Children Counsellor/Advocate Diploma
George Brown College, Toronto
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I’m passionate about supporting individuals, couples and families in improving their quality of life, overall well-being and function. I value taking a person-centered, strengths-based approach that honours your unique history, feelings, values, and desires. I bring a calm, genuine presence to each session and see myself as being a "warm guide" for the people with whom I work.