I am a Registered Social Worker and a Registered Psychotherapist. As a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), my services are regulated under the Psychotherapy Act and by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
It was my personal journey through therapy that made me want to become a therapist. Therapy helped me make sense of a difficult time in life and created the safe space I needed to learn effective coping skills and heal. Speaking with a therapist helped me understand myself, my relationships, family of origin and build a more authentic life. I feel passionate about therapy because I know it is effective for healing and personal growth. I strive to assist individuals to empower themselves and move towards a life they value. We will work together using various therapeutic modalities to help you on a journey to recovery.
Over the past 20+ years, I have worked with several multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. I have provided counselling in community organizations, mental health services, family health teams and hospitals as well as private counselling agencies. I feel passionate about my work and feel honoured when individuals choose to share their healing journey with me.
My education includes a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Guelph and a Bachelors of Social Work (Honours) from Ryerson University. I also hold a Diploma with Distinction from St. Lawrence College in Psychosocial Rehabilitation.
I have had additional clinical training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Most recently my training has included Perinatal well-being to support women and men with Prenatal (before birth) Perinatal (after birth) Depression and Anxiety as well as training in late pregnancy loss. I have also completed training focused on Treating Anxiety using Play Therapy for children and adolescents.
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