Life can be challenging at times; whether you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, are struggling to navigate your day-to-day, or you want support on how to improve your life. You may need someone to listen without judgement, want support in understanding your thoughts and behaviours, learn how to communicate effectively with others, find ways to cope with stress and big emotions, or cultivate a path towards fulfilling your goals. Regardless of why you have found yourself seeking support, I am glad you have.
I believe in working together as a team throughout the therapeutic journey. I aim to create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental space where you and I can work together to understand the path that got you to where you are today, cultivate the awareness of how it has influenced your current situation and gain the skills to cope, make changes and/or work towards improving your life. My approach to supporting you will always be individual and holistic. I aim to work with you to understand your individuality, take into account your culture and worldview and build a treatment plan that aligns with your needs and identity.
I graduated from the University of Guelph, with an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and I am currently completing my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I am able to offer you psychotherapy services through my practicum placement at Roots in Wellness, under the supervision of Jennifer Thomson. I am currently a Student Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I have gained certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Children’s Grief and Bereavement from SickKids Learning Institute.
My journey to psychotherapy came from my own challenges as an adolescent and young adult. Throughout my life, I have sought out support and engaged in self-reflection to gain an understanding of my past and my present and gain the skills to navigate my future. I understand that life can throw curveballs at you and those times can result in feelings of stress, grief, burnout, and sadness. Due to my personal experience with these feelings, I understand the importance of support that is compassionate, empathetic, non-judgemental, and collaborative.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive therapy (MCBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gestalt Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy. Though these are my approaches, I want to get to know you, focus on your individual needs and preferences, and ensure that my approach aligns with you.