I began my career as a Registered Nurse specializing in youth mental health crises and eating disorders, gaining an appreciation of attention to the mind and the body in better treatment outcomes. As a psychotherapist, I work alongside youth and young adults, helping them gain a better understanding of themselves and those around them, cope with difficult relationships, change, identity, self-esteem, tolerating difficult emotions, and working through some of the pressures and challenges life throws their way. I believe in empowering youth and young adults in recognizing they are strong and capable of change.
I work through a lens where everything we do as individuals makes sense given our biology, survival instincts, past events and experiences, and the environments we’ve been exposed to throughout our lifetime. As humans, we are hardwired with innate strengths and resiliency. Through genuine connection, therapy can help you recognize all that you’ve done with what you were given and work towards positive transformation so you can thrive. My goal is to work with clients who feel “stuck” in life, to notice and understand different parts of themselves so they can begin to move forward again. Specific modalities I use include humanistic, anti-oppressive frameworks while integrating various evidence-based modalities including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness Practice
I’m a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I hold a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. I have over 10 years of education and experience in the field of mental health. Finding a therapist fit is really important, so I offer free 15-minute consultations to see if this is a fit for you.