“When we practice loving kindness and compassion, we are the first ones to profit” -Rumi
I have learned that only through compassionate self-acceptance can we discover who we are, our potential, and our purpose in life.
Self-discovery is a process fundamental to personal growth, and one that takes courage. My role as a therapist is to guide you in your process of developing self-awareness, which is the catalyst for change. Through self-awareness, we develop our understanding of the way we think, feel, and behave. We gain clarity on our triggers, the influence of our past, and our traumas. Ultimately, through self-awareness, we can curiously – and without judgment – determine our strengths, what we accept about ourselves, and what we desire to change.
Operating from an integrative and person-centred approach, I strive to empower my clients to discover their personal strengths and capacities in order to tackle life with grace. I approach my work from the lens of cultural humility. By adopting a not-knowing stance, we will engage in mutual inquiry through collaborative dialogue. You are the expert on your own story, and my role is to create a space free of judgment for you to discover your most authentic self!
I have rich work experience in the social services sector, having held positions in the clinical and educational realms. I have garnered niche expertise in program development and execution of direct client-specific Applied Behavioural Analysis therapeutic services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As a trained teacher, I have an extensive background in special education and the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for children with ASD, learning differences such as dyslexia and dyscalculia, and other concurrent disorders. My work experience within the school and community settings has provided me with integral knowledge for providing psychotherapy support for families with children with special needs.
I look forward to walking alongside you as you embark on your journey of self-exploration and acceptance!