I have always been fascinated by human relationships and behaviours and people’s unique stories and life experiences. I believe that caring for your mental health is essential for your general health and wellbeing. I am committed to helping you create healthy fulfilling relationships and addressing issues that may be holding you back.
I obtained a Master of Education in Counselling from Acadia University in 2016. I worked at Family Service Association, a not for profit community-based counselling agency, from 2015 to 2019. I worked with people from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds, as well as a wide variety of presenting issues. These experiences taught me that it is important that counselling therapy is accessible to everyone. Prior to working as a therapist, I completed a Master in French in the Netherlands and a Master and a Ph.D. in Linguistics in France. My experiences in research and teaching helped me to better understand and communicate with people.
I work with clients on a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, difficulties in intimate and family relationships, grief and loss, life decisions and transitions, questions around identity, trauma (such as sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse, childhood neglect), problems with anger, and addictions. I work mostly with adults, both individuals and couples. My approach is client-centred, collaborative and non-directive. I completed advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) (an attachment-based approach). I integrate interventions from various frameworks, such as narrative, trauma-informed, and mindfulness-based therapy, and parts work (for example inner child work). In addition to English, I offer therapy in French and Dutch.