Given the everyday busyness of life, I believe it is important to slow down and take time for you and matters close to your heart. My approach begins with offering clients a listening ear, providing compassion, and building an understanding of their issue. From this base, I work collaboratively to outline goals which facilitate the change clients desire in their lives and seek to provide an alternative perspective regarding the identified issue. With a heart for the home and family, I encourage individuals and families to explore counselling for self-care, balance, and well-being because it starts with you.
Areas of focus: couples and family work to explore relationship breakdowns and to build trust, intimacy, and effective communication skills; parenting work; youth and adults and their families who struggle with depression, anxiety, identity, self-esteem, anger, grief and loss, life transitions, parent-teen conflict, workplace stress, trauma, systemic racism and oppression, school issues and advocacy, learning/developmental disabilities, and ADHD.
My primary approach is brief solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, CBT, DBT, and IFS. I believe that systems of oppression also impact the mental health of individuals, families, and communities. As such, as a Black female therapist, I approach my work using the following lenses: anti-oppression, anti-Black racism, and anti-Indigenous racism.
In addition to your personal struggles with anxiety, depression, or other issues, have you experienced racism, marginalization, and/or social exclusion at work, school, or other spaces that are important to you? Has this impacted your ability to perform at work, maintain your life at home, or to get along with others? Are you motivated to process the structural and structural barriers that impact your emotional and psychological well-being on a daily basis? I welcome the opportunity to work with clients who have a desire to deconstruct their lived experience and to develop their voice to bring about change, hope and possibility in personal lives, families, and/or communities.