What problem do you strive to solve?
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. We may find it hard to keep up with our day to day activities or find ourselves worrying all the time unsure how to move forward or get unstuck. Connection with others may feel elusive, leaving us to feel alone and isolated. Activities we once found enjoyable leave us feeling empty. Or maybe you find yourself thinking about past events such as a childhood trauma, significant loss or other traumatic event. These challenges may act as a barrier to achieving a life that is resilient, happy and fulfilling. I believe everyone holds within them the innate capacity to respond to life’s challenges and that counselling therapy as a collaborative process can aid people to identify their internal strengths as well as to learn new and healthier coping mechanisms for restoring balance and wellness in their lives.
I am a warm hearted and empathetic counsellor who believes in a holistic approach to wellness and an eclectic approach to the support I provide. My goal is to help my clients feel safe within the counselling process and empower them to take the necessary steps in therapy to embrace a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I hold a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and an undergraduate degree in Disability Studies from Metropolitan University of Toronto. I have 30 years experience in providing educational support in schools and working ABI in hospitals that have underpinned the counselling I currently provide.
Types of therapy:
Among the modalities I use are EMDR,Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I provide trauma informed support for adults with a variety of issues including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, self esteem issues, depression, grief, ADHD, life transitions and relationship issues.
More than just my work:
The things that fill my cup are time spent by the lake, riding horses, singing and reading. One of my favorite quotes is a truism from Amelia Earhart, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.”