As a therapist, I am very down-to-earth, and my approach is collaborative, empathetic, inclusive, and non-judgmental. I strive to help you identify what is important to you, to work with you in finding ways to help you move towards the life you aspire to.
Whether you are coming in with set goals or are not quite sure where to begin, I will provide a warm and open environment for you to explore, process, and grow. Together we will figure out what you are looking for out of therapy, define goals, and because as we change, goals evolve, we will revisit these along the way.
Our sessions will be an opportunity to slow down and start the process of untangling thoughts, emotions, behavioural patterns, and ways of relating to self and others.
I have experience working with, though not limited to, issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, abuse, loneliness, relationship and family related issues, low self-esteem, identity, work-related stress and burnout, and life transitions.
My therapeutic approach is somewhat eclectic and I integrate different theoretical styles to fit the situation, the issue, and you. These include:
- Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
- Compassion Focused
- Culturally Sensitive
- Emotionally Focused
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Narrative Therapy
- Reality Therapy
- Trauma Focused
I received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Psychology at Carleton University, and my Master of Education in Counselling Psychology degree from the University of Ottawa. I have worked in mental healthcare for more than 15 years. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#009883) and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#4912).
My work is supervised by Tina S. Brunet, M.A., CCC, RP (#001920).