Discover your source of inner confidence & personal fulfillment
Thinking about seeking help can bring up a lot of fear and uncertainty. Many believe that their situation is unfixable and finding time to work on it is difficult. The truth is that all of us face daily challenges at home and at work. We also struggle internally with self-doubt, shame, worry and helplessness. 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.
One of the main goals of therapy is to have a safe space to speak freely, without worrying about judgement. Having worked in health care for 20 years, I am passionate about supporting front line workers who are experiencing work-related issues.
Please 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 advice giving. It is about uncovering your truth and finding a new way of being.
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 Certified 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.