Navigating life is hardly linear; it sometimes comes with many twists and turns that leave us feeling anxious, stuck, depressed and overwhelmed. In these moments, we feel confused and demotivated, alone with our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Alone, you may find it more difficult to process these situations fully. I am here to create a warm, safe, compassionate and non-judgmental space to help unburden your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I have spent the last decade working in the corporate world. My professional experience has given me a front-row seat to understanding human beings’ evolving nature and perceptions. I enjoy travelling and exploring new places. I have lived on three continents – Africa, Europe and North America- and I appreciate our unique cultures and individual experiences. I have experienced many life stressors that immigrants and multicultural groups face, such as acculturation, discrimination, stigmatization and racism. These experiences have given me a deeper understanding of the intersectional barriers and mental health challenges people from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds go through.
I am currently a Master of Arts candidate in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I am a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). My passion for working with individuals who may be struggling with mental health issues, managing relationships or navigating their day-to-day lives has fueled the direction to begin my career as a therapist.
My therapeutic approach is integrative as I draw from cognitive, behavioural and emotional therapeutic frameworks to meet clients’ needs. My therapeutic style is collaborative and leverages clients’ diverse experiences and individuality, mutual respect, and cultural sensitivity. My priority is to build a trusting relationship with you and empower you with the tools and strategies you need to bring positive change. Shirley Katz, Ph.D., RP, the Clinic Director, will continuously supervise me.