Personal Statement:

As humans we are connected to one another. All people face challenges and change throughout life. How we are coping with life at any given moment is based on a complex combination of our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellness. I recognize therapy often begins with a feeling of vulnerability. My approach is to make each client feel safe and heard. My therapy sessions will be guided by my core values of empathy, respect and authenticity. We will work together to detangle thoughts and feelings, as well as identify and build upon your unique strengths. Through this process, we will develop a plan whereby you begin to feel less overwhelmed and capable of taking next steps. I consider it a privilege to sit with you and share in your process towards healing and wellness.
I work to protect my own health by engaging in a variety of interests which include film, music, exercise and my pet cat Vince. Spending time walking in nature allows me to reflect and reenergize.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Two eyed seeing (blending Indigenous knowledge with Western perspectives)
  • Trauma and loss
  • Adjustment to Complex Change and Life Transitions
  • Self-advocation for those living with; physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries
  • Strength of connecting to community supports/resources
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Addiction

Education

  • Wilfrid Laurier University – Master of Social Work (Candidate)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University – Honours Bachelor of Social Work with a Minor in Indigenous Studies
  • Conestoga College – Social Service Worker Diploma