My style of therapy is to get to know you. I’m a big picture kind of person. I want to hear your story and help you make the connections in your life. My approach is gentle, with a side of humour and just a dash of sarcasm.
My therapeutic approach is a bit eclectic, but I would identify as Person-Centred because I believe in your inherent ability and strength to figure out your own solutions. I trust that you know what’s best for you. When I hear your story, I filter it through trauma-informed lens that also considers your attachment history. I also tend to draw on strategies from EMDR, CBT, EFT, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness.
Before opening my private practice in 2018, I worked for 12 years at St. Mary’s Counselling Service, the community-based addiction program of St. Mary’s Hospital. Prior to that, I worked in the residential youth addiction program at the Sister Margaret Smith Centre in Thunder Bay.
In my life outside my work, you can find me spending time with my family and trying my very best to figure out this crazy mom life. I like camping in the summer and hibernating in my house in the cold winter months. You can find me in my craft room scrapbooking or colouring with my copics, or snuggled up with a cat or two and watching zombies or other apocalyptic series on Netflix.
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (2003)
Ontario Association of Social Workers (2002)
EMDR Canada/EMDRIA (2020)