As a compassionate and empathetic person who finds value in helping others, I was naturally drawn to helping people with their mental health. I am an energetic person who enjoys learning about people, and how they experience life. I want to ensure that those who come see me feel safe, validated, and heard. I take a holistic approach to therapy focusing on physical, social and psychological well-being. I have eight years of social work experience before starting my Masters degree to diversify my skill set.
I work with clients experiencing:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
I prioritize my client’s safety and well-being when working with clients. Clients can expect to be welcomed with an empathetic and compassionate session. It is truly a privilege to hold space for those who chose to trust in me. My sessions are held virtually through a safe and secure modality where you are able to participate in therapy. My philosophy is to work collaboratively with my clients to create long lasting change and overall healthy mental health. I work from a trauma-informed practice using a strength-based, solution focused perspective. I am trained in cognitive-behavioural and narrative therapy. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and eclectic, I work with my clients to help find the best individual therapeutic intervention for them.
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology - Yorkville University (In Progress)
Victimology Graduate Certificate - Algonquin College
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of Guelph
Certifications & Training:
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intensive Training - CBT Institute of the North
Working with me:
- I love the fluidity and collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship. I want to work with my clients from a place of joint effort, rather than the traditional medical model where it seems that one size fits all.
- I enjoy the variety of emotions that come up during a therapeutic session. Although therapy can be difficult, it can also be humorous, enlightening, and foster resiliency. The resiliency of my clients is always inspiring to myself. We are not afraid to laugh!
- There is no wrong way to attend therapy, I will meet you where you are at, and walk alongside you on your journey.
Outside of the Office:
I have a dog and cat (Suki and Simba), who I consider my fur children. Suki is a Samoyed (extremely white and fluffy). We enjoy hiking and snuggling. I am also a personal trainer who teaches a variety of fitness classes, kickboxing, spin, and circuit training. I find this great for stress-relief and keeping my endorphins up! Although I love adventuring, I am just as happy being at home with a good book, my animals and my partner watching the latest show on Netflix.