the process of making someone stronger and more
confident, especially in controlling their life and
claiming their rights
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I receive weekly supervision from highly experienced Registered Psychotherapists and a Clinical Psychologist, and I am committed to continued training and professional development.
I received my Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto and have worked in mental health and therapeutic fields for the past five years. I have also worked as a fundraiser for CAMH, where I challenged stigmas by highlighting the consequences of limited funding and awareness for mental health issues.
I am a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and
am governed by their and the CRPO's Code of Ethics.
I am warm, friendly, kind, and I am often described as someone with a big heart.
From being a client and overcoming issues myself, I have a profound sense of empathy, compassion, and non-judgement. I have first-handedly experienced how a strong therapeutic relationship can enhance quality of life, transform relationships and increase resilience.
I get it, and I will genuinely care about your growth and wellbeing.
I will always be sensitive to your needs while we work to deeply understand who you are, what is going on for you, and what you want. I will fully listen to you in a safe place with zero judgement, as we bring awareness to your issues and discover solutions. Feelings of shame, confusion and guilt will be resolved together, as I will challenge your thoughts to develop more balanced thinking and guide you to feel, express and understand your emotions.
It takes courage to ask for help, thus I see all clients as strong and capable of change, otherwise they would not be in my office. My commitment is to meet you where you're at and to help you feel safe exploring whatever you're struggling with. I can teach you skills for developing boundaries, regulating your emotions, communicating more effectively, and much more. I will support you to achieve your goals and to build self-compassion and self-reliance.
Therapy can be hard work, just as life can sometimes be. However, it can also be informal and fun as we celebrate your progress and growth.
I am committed to making therapy a meaningful experience, and clients often say they look forward to their sessions with me. My approach is warm, client-centered, and I use knowledge and tools from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based techniques, and more. I have specific knowledge and training in eating disorder treatment and trauma-informed care.
I have worked with a wide variety of issues impacting the young-adult population, but also older adults and youth of all genders, and also couples. Some of these include:
Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
Domestic Violence and Emotional Abuse
Life and Career Transitions