Over the course of my career, I have worked within hospital, university, non-profit, and private practice settings. From these experiences, I have developed a dynamic skill set, which guides my therapeutic approach.
As a result, I take great pride in my ability to be fully present in the room, creating a safe and supportive space whereby my clients can be truly themselves. I believe that a strong therapeutic rapport, built on trust, respect, empathy, acceptance, and attentiveness, is a crucial aspect in fostering positive changes.
I aim to empower my clients to identify personal strengths and cope with their concerns more independently and effectively. Drawing upon humour, warmth, and authenticity, I apply a careful balance of support and challenge in my work.
My services are supportive of diversity, including cultural, religious, racial, gender, and sexuality. I utilize a trauma-informed, person-centered, and integrative approach, in tailoring treatment to the unique needs and values of my clients. I primarily draw upon the following models:
Psychodynamic (Relational and Interpersonal)
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Honours) degree in Psychology from Queen's University.
Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University.
Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (www.crpo.ca).
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (www.ccpa-accp.ca).
General member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (formerly OACCPP; www.oamhp.ca).