I am a third-year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Ottawa, working at the Kanata Psychology and Counselling Centre under the supervision of licensed psychologists Drs. Rebecca Moore and Laura Hanson. I provide psychological assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults for a wide variety of mental health concerns, including struggles with anxiety, depression, emotion-regulation, learning, and parenting. I have a particular interest in working with individuals affected by experiences of trauma or abuse.
My approach to therapy is integrative, and includes elements of Cognitive-Behavioural therapy, Trauma-Informed therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and Experiential perspectives. I strive to create an inclusive space in which client feel safe and comfortable to work towards understanding their challenges and building their coping resources and strategies. My approach is collaborative and focused on emphasizing and supporting the personal strengths of each client, as well as considering their unique personal history. As part of my training, I strive to consider the social, cultural, and systemic factors that impact mental health, and continue to learn about them on an on-going basis through professional resources and instruction.
Prior to attending the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, I completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and English Literature at Bishop’s University, as well as a Master of Arts in Psychology at Boston University. I have previous clinical experience working in a private practice setting, a university student psychology clinic, and a community mental health rehabilitation centre.