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Get to Know Me

Therapy

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About Me

I am a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I live and work in Toronto and have found a beautiful clinic, Work in Progress, a mental health collective to practice within. I have over 9 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I have supported individuals who present with various challenges such as anxiety, trauma, depression, and self-esteem concerns. My integrative approach views each client as an individual, places them as the expert in their lives, and creates a collaborative environment for healing and effective change. Therapy is about you, because you matter and you are important. 

You have likely come onto this site seeking therapeutic services or simply just exploring options. Our society today can be a harsh environment. I work diligently to ensure you receive the support you need through a trauma-informed, compassionate, and kind lens. I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and their families. 

I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and an Honours Bachelor of Art in Psychology from York University. While much of my academic and work career have focused on counselling related roles, I have helped to create various mental health apps, completed research in the field contributing to various publications and conference presentations, and had the honour of working directly with children and youth at-risk. Prior to landing at Work in Progress, I provided direct support to children and youth in the foster care system, as well as to their families. Within this role, I have and continue to support varying populations and backgrounds including members of the LGBTQ2A+ community, BIPOC and those living with disabilities.

My Approach

Therapeutic Techniques and Specialities

My practice is anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and client-centered with the goal of connecting you to your authentic self. I will encourage exploration of how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours influence your everyday life and provide the space needed to make meaningful changes that support your future. I draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as I believe helping my clients remember their core values through mindfulness and acceptance skills, will better their psychological response to uncontrollable experiences. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy helps to lessen the "fight" people have with themselves and their problems. 

You can expect Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to come into our work together as these strategies can be helpful at challenging unhelpful thinking patterns. This therapy will help establish connections between our bodies, minds, and our emotions. Narrative Therapy practices are used in session to explore how the stories we tell ourselves and about ourselves may be trapping us in a problem-oriented view. I often use Narrative Therapy in creative and art-inspired ways with children and adolescents to help explore the problem stories in their life while uncovering the underlying or forgotten stories of skills, hope, and dreams.

With my integrative approach, while you are likely to encounter the above three therapeutic approaches, I may pull from others within the field based on your individual needs. I work collaboratively and will take into consideration your thoughts, ideas, and we will discuss which strategies work best for you throughout the therapeutic process.

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My Areas:

  • children

  • adolescents

  • youth

  • young adults

  • anxiety

  • abuse

  • trauma

  • stress

  • mood issues

  • behavioural difficulties

  • divorce

  • self-esteem and body image issues

  • family and relationship concerns

  • life transitions

  • suicidal ideation

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