I am a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, who specializes in providing clinical counselling services to youth, adults, couples and families.
I completed a Bachelor of Social Work Degree at York University and a Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Toronto, and have spent my career working with adolescents, adults, couples and families.
I specialize in mental health services that will support clients in various stages of change. I operate from a multi-faceted/eclectic approach which means that I integrate a variety of therapy techniques based on a client’s presenting need. I believe that every client is different and that there is no one-size-fits-all model.
Therapeutic modalities utilized include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT and Motivational Interviewing.
I have experience treating a variety of different clinical challenges such as:
- Coping Skills
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD).
- Stress, Anxiety, Depression, OCD
- Self Esteem
- Life Transitions/Changes, including L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.
- Conflict with the Law
- Sleep Difficulties/Disturbances
- School Challenges
- Relationship Challenges – self, others, family
- Family-Related Issues
- Children, Youth & Adult Mental Health
My approach is to work collaboratively with you, as you are the expert on your own life and experiences. My goal is to help you to find ways to feel supported as you find the road that gets you through to a better place. When people experience a crisis or a difficult time in their life, the feelings most often reflected are often difficult to manage. My focus is to help you to talk about what is happening, bringing out your thoughts and feelings rather than keeping them stored up inside. Once we can really look at what you are feeling and thinking, we can also begin to think differently which will give you another perspective to view your situation. Through this process of changing your thinking, your perspective and feelings can change. A new light, a new way of seeing yourself, and a new way of coping.