I am a counselling student who brings the perspective of fourteen years in the first responder and public safety industry. My work in the public safety sector has taught me- often through hard-learned lessons- the importance of positive mental health, self-care, work-life balance and social connectedness. I also have a unique understanding of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health of our frontline and essential workers.
I welcome the opportunity to walk alongside you if you have experienced a significant loss. Loss can mean many things- losing a loved one, a friend, a complicated relationship, a job, a dream, or a pet. I have been fortunate to gain experience at a local hospice where the primary mission is to provide compassionate care for those at end-of-life and the families supporting them. In many facets of my life, grief is a common topic of conversation. I will provide you with a safe, warm and non-judgmental space to explore your experience and, if it is your goal, integrate this loss into your life and perhaps discover new meaning.
My approach to therapy is anchored in the evidence-based practice of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), but I will often incorporate the wisdom of positive psychology and solution-focused therapy. I hope to build on your strengths and offer practical tools that have noticeable effects on challenges like anxiety, depression, recovery from trauma and occupational stress. Therapy can be challenging, but it can also be enjoyable. A good laugh is as welcome as tears, I say. Martin Seligman says this about therapy: It is not just about fixing what is wrong; it is building what is right. I believe that we all have the instincts and competencies to live into a preferred future that is bright, meaningful and connected.
Education & Memberships
- Practicum Student at Yorkville University, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) Program
- HBSc. in Psychology, University of Toronto
- Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
- General member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP)