Personal Statement:

I believe that the most effective healing occurs when a person feels safe, connected, seen, and heard. As your therapist, I will work collaboratively with you to create a welcoming and relational space for open and honest exploration. Connecting mind and body therapy techniques, we will work together to deepen your understanding of your life experience and invite softness and flow. Therapy unfolds at a slow and gentle pace, paying attention to the question: What does my nervous system need at this moment? I hold compassionate care for your emotional, somatic, and cognitive experience, as you connect with your innate tendency toward health and growth. Curiosity, creativity, and playfulness will also show up in our work together.

I approach my work from a compassionate, strengths-based, trauma-informed, anti-racist, intersectional-feminist, and sex-positive perspective. I integrate biopsychosocial, somatic, psychodynamic, narrative, and attachment-focused principles into my therapeutic process. As a social worker, I also explore the ways social justice issues related to power and privilege, and environmental influences affect mental health.

I love long walks with my dog, yoga, skiing, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Areas of Special Interest:

Areas of Focus:
Trauma, Complex & Developmental Trauma
Attachment & Relationships & Parenting
Life transitions & Intergenerational Challenges
Working with Emotions, Grief & Loss, Identity & Belonging, Sense of Self
Third Culture Kids, Relocation/Repatriation
Coping with Illness and Recovery
Adolescents & Adults, Couple & Family therapy
Power Imbalances & Intimate Relationship Trauma
Identity & Belonging, Sense of Self
Emotion Regulation, Anger, Shame, Grief & Loss
Anxiety & Depression

Certifications, Memberships & Accreditations:

  • Ontario College of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW #843676)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Addiction and Mental Health- Humber College
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
  • Somatic Experiencing® International
  • Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner-In-Training (Intermediate Level: June 2022)
  • Insightful Mediation Training: Fundamentals of Family Mediation; Power Imbalances and DV (May 2022)
  • Becoming an Effective DBT Therapist with Adolescent and Their Families (December 2020)
  • Safe and Sound Protocol (July 2020)
  • Specific Learning Disabilities Certificate: Level 4 Certificate – Developing Literacy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia; Certificate in Supporting
  • International Learners with Dyslexia (November, 2016)

Education

  • MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • M.A., Clinical-Developmental Psychology, York University
  • B.Sc., Psychology, University of Toronto