I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), as well as a member in good standing with the Ontario Association for Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). I hold a bachelor's degree with honours in Psychology from the University of Guelph, as well as a master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I have over four years of experience in various mental health fields, primarily working with adults with comorbid mental health concerns as well as individuals of marginalized, vulnerable populations.
From a very young age, I know I wanted to help others and advocate for the importance of addressing and treating mental health, just as we do our physical health. A quote which as resonated with me throughout my childhood, studies and careers is "be who you needed when you were younger" — this quote helps serve as an important reminder and guide through my therapeutic relationships
I work from a very client-centered, biopsychosocial approach and incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities to best meet and support the needs and goals of each individual client. We are all such unique, complex people; and so, I firmly believe there is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy. In my experience, it is more effective to collaboratively establish a treatment plan which best resonates with you. Some of the evidence-based therapeutic modalities and trainings I pull from include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical BehaviourTherapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing (MI),Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), & Certified Family Trauma Professional Training(CFTP).
I feel truly honoured and privileged to assist people in navigating the stormy waters they may find themselves in, throughout various points of their lives. I aim to always be a safe, supportive, uplifting person and to help clients gain greater self-awareness and emotional resilience, develop coping tools/strategies, and to build healthier relationships with themselves, and others. Helping others transform and reframe their issues and struggles into life-enhancing opportunities and personal growth is my passion.
We often forget that being truly heard and listened to can be such a cathartic and powerful experience. I strive towards making every client feel truly heard, valued, and empowered, by holding space for you to share openly and honestly. I look forward to working together to help you achieve your goals and lead a more fulfilling, happier life —one day at a time!