Fostering safe, comfortable and collaborative relationships is at the heart of my work with clients in psychotherapy. I strongly believe in developing a trusting relationship where clients feel safe to share, explore, and feel their emotions and it is my privilege to be present with them through this. Using a trauma-informed, client-centred approach my aim is to work collaboratively with each unique client, identifying issues at hand, setting and working towards goals that will bring about a positive change in their lives.
I have worked as an addictions counsellor as well as a mental health case manager in the criminal justice system. These work experiences created a desire to dig deeper with clients, helping them to identify and understand how previous life experiences continue to affect us today, playing a role in relationships, behaviours, mental health etc. I returned to school to pursue my Masters of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
I now practice psychotherapy from a trauma informed lens, tailoring services to be client specific to meet each individual client’s need. I work with adults and have experience supporting clients with a variety of presenting concerns including survivors of trauma and abuse, individuals coping with depression, anxiety, substance use/abuse, PTSD, grief and loss, and self-esteem. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and strength-based, solution focused therapy.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist as well as a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.