My primary area of focus is trauma, specifically, supporting those who have experienced and are healing from traumatic events or who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Reaching out and beginning therapy can be hard. I became a therapist because I believe change is possible. Actually, I believe you already embody the strength you need to change whatever is no longer serving you. Together you and I can access that strength and start today. I hope to meet you where you are at, help to create a warm, inviting and emotionally safe space where we can both begin to understand what's going on. I will begin to support you by uncovering thoughts and emotions that may have you feeling “stuck”, reflect back patterns both in thinking and acting, and offer differing perspectives that may support you in decisions that will move you towards growth and change.
While everyone faces challenges, how we navigate through these can be important in strengthening our relationship with ourselves and others.
Although I hold a special interest in supporting those recovering from trauma, I also have experience supporting those managing anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, grief, as well as those experiencing significant life stressors.
I have recently welcomed playful and gentle Benny to my therapy practice! Benny is a hypoallergenic miniature cockapoo who is growing, learning and training to be a certified therapy animal.
A therapy animal is an emotional support animal that plays the role of supporting clients in the reduction and regulation of their emotions during a session. There is vast research in support of how an animal can improve both physical and mental health, as well as, reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Please help welcome Benny as he settles into his new role, becoming a friendly, patient, confident part of the team.
I provide service to:
First Responders* (I.e.: Paramedic, Fire, Police, Miltiary professionals)
Those who have been diagnosed with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and/or other diagnosed mood disorders
Those who may be experiencing recent life stressors, losses and changes (I.e.: divorce, separation, loss of or return to work)
*Please note that I am a service provider for both WSIB and VAC. I am able to direct bill to these organizations.
I am covered by most extended healthcare plans. For further extended health care coverage, I am supervised by a Clinical Psychological Associate.
Wilfrid Laurier University, Master of Social Work (MSW)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)