In recent years, our nation has been recognizing and emphasizing the importance of mental health as we continue to learn the effects it has on our personal well-being, relationships, work life, and everyday activities. We live in a fast-paced culture that often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and with little time to process challenges.
As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a student in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University, I am committed to supporting individuals achieve their therapeutic goals. My goal is to help you reconnect with yourself and find balance in life that promotes authenticity, resiliency, and purpose. Coming from the industrial world, therapy is a second career for me. However, mental health has always been a passion of mine and I have always been engaged in related activities both at work and in my personal life. I have organized and facilitated programs focused on self-esteem and healthy body image for young girls, presented at several schools about living a purposeful life, and was a guest instructor for foster and adoptive parents of CAS-Toronto. One of my most challenging, yet fun, endeavours involved speaking to a large group of men about how empathy and emotional intelligence is the root of how we understand each other.
In therapy, I aim to provide a warm and collaborative environment that focuses on helping clients identify their strengths and values, ultimately achieving a genuine sense of self. My specialties are working with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD and neurodiversity. Recognizing we are individuals with our own experiences, thoughts, and feelings, I take a client-centered approach respecting and honouring the client’s ability to work through their own issues. I pull from mindfulness-based, compassion-focused, existential and acceptance and commitment (ACT) therapies all to support your individual process. Simply verbalizing the stuff going on in our inner world can be the gateway to new ways of thinking and solutions to our problems.
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if we’re a good fit. Please contact me via email. I look forward to connecting with you and beginning this journey.