If you are searching for support with grief and loss, chronic pain and illness, anxiety, stress, depression, caregiver or professional burnout, or you feel stuck and need someone to talk to, I am here to help.
I am a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology student completing my internship and offer in-person (Sarnia) and online psychotherapy.
I come to this work with an eclectic background, earning an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University and a Diploma in Massage Therapy. I am a dual-licensed healthcare professional registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and a bereavement group facilitator with St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia. I am also a mother to two school-aged children.
Having worked in the healthcare sector for 15 years, helping people manage chronic pain and recover from injury, I understand how unexpected life challenges and transitions can bring up feelings of anxiety, stress, fear, hopelessness, and depression. Sometimes, when confronted with difficult circumstances, we can feel overwhelmed and lose our sense of identity. I incorporate this knowledge and clinical experience into psychotherapy sessions to support you and help you find hope, meaning, and strength.
I will approach our sessions with compassion, transparency, a sense of humour, and an unwavering commitment to your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We will work together to set goals and address your concerns in a way that works for you and honours your perspectives and cultural identity. I draw from acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and polyvagal theory.
If my experiences and approach fit you well or if you have any questions, I welcome you to email or phone me to set up a free consultation or an initial appointment.