Discover your source of inner confidence & personal fulfillment
Thinking about going to therapy brings up a lot of fear and worry! We don’t want to talk to another person about our problems, we don’t think it can help and we don’t always have the time to commit. The truth is that all of us face challenges in terms of our health, work, lifestyle or family situation. We often don’t know what to do or where to turn. We tend to fall back on our usual patterns and ways of thinking that might not be helping us in the long run.
The main point of therapy is to have a safe space to speak freely, without worrying about judgement. It is my job to come up with questions and insights that will help you understand why you may be struggling. Having worked in health care for 20 years, I am passionate about supporting helpers who are experiencing work-related issues. Working with patients is a privilege but it can take a toll if we don’t understand our triggers and how to process our emotional experiences.
Reach out for a free consult if you are wondering how therapy could help or if it is the right thing for you. It might feel like you are taking a big step into territory that is scary and uncertain. Therapy is not about giving advice, it is all about discovering your truth.
EDUCATION & BACKGROUND
I obtained my undergraduate degree at McMaster University in Psychology and graduated from Wilfrid Laurier with a Master of Social Work degree in 2000. I continue to take courses and training to build on my skills.
I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Grief Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Emotion Focused Family Therapy.
I provide trauma-informed care meaning that I recognize the signs and responses to trauma and avoid re-traumatization of clients. In addition, I strive to have understanding about systemic issues that cause trauma for individuals.
I am a trained teacher of the 8 week Mindful Self-Compassion program and the Self-Compassion for Health Care through the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Therapy is all about creating a safe space where you can speak openly and freely, without fear of judgement. I explore new approaches and techniques to help people and I continuously attend training courses/conferences to keep up with current knowledge and practice. I am in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.