I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and am a graduate of Yorkville University’s Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. With my calm personality, empathetic nature, and positive energy, I aim to create a space where clients and families feel understood and ready to make positive life changes. I have 8 years of experience working in various mental health settings, including child and family mental health, Christian counselling, and adult individual counselling. During time of transition or stressful times looking after yourself gets pushed aside, deterring us from wellness, ambitions, healthy communication and happiness. My goal is to support clients as they re-discover their inner strength to overcome challenges in life, explore their core beliefs and achieve life changing goals.
I use a variety of therapeutic modalities to tailor sessions to meet clients’ specific needs and goals. I incorporate techniques from the following models: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, and Narrative Therapy to create a unique plan for each client. I have in-depth experience in attachment-based parenting and have been trained and certified by Daniel Hughes (Clinical Psychologist) for the use of dyadic developmental psychotherapy.
As a married mother of three young children, I also have an interest in working with clients experiencing issues with relationships, intimacy, parenting, and children. I approach all clients in a non-judgemental and compassionate way and tailor therapy using evidence-based interventions to help reduce distress in many facets of life. Upon request, I am happy to incorporate religious beliefs (Christianity) into counselling sessions.
I am presently offering services online, however “walk-and-talk” sessions are also possible.
I am also a Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO and completed Yorkville University’s Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Person-ability and authenticity matter when creating a therapeutic partnership with clients and so clients can expect empathy, calm, and humour to be part of sessions. Over the last 8, or so, years I have worked in a variety of mental health settings starting first as a private practitioner focusing on individual and couples counselling, primarily in a Christian context. From there I began working in child and youth mental health before settling in to work with Canadian Armed Forces members and their families with a much deeper focus on couples and family counselling.
In order to make sure that clients have a plan tailored to their unique needs, I continue to search for counselling models and tools. I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, Gottman Method Couples Counselling, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
As I am a full-time therapist for a community based organization, my availability is limited to evenings and weekends however both virtual and “walk-and-talk” sessions are possible. Christian counselling is available on request.