I'm a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist who has been working with children, youth and families for over 8 years throughout Canada. I operate from a client-centered, strengths based and feminist psychotherapeutic perspective that incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Practice, Solution Focused Counselling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness Practice.
I completed my Masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto where I specialized in Child and Family Issues, and I continue to participate in various opportunities to grow my skills to ensure I retain my competence and awareness of clinical best practices in the industry.
I have extensive experience providing support to clients in a number of situations including depression, anxiety, coming out, insomnia, trauma, suicidality, self-harm, stress, bullying, eating disorders, relationship issues and life transitions. I have a special focus on working with trauma via EMDR with children, teens and adults.
Therapy is currently offered in-person out of my clinic The Growth & Wellness Therapy Centre near Bayview and Eglinton Avenues in Toronto, online through video and text-based therapy, via phone sessions, and via home visits*.
If you have any questions about my experiences or availability please don't hesitate to reach out for more information by email or filling out my contact form. And remember that your 30 minute initial consultation appointment is always free.
* Home visits available only after initial in-office appointment
Selected Continuing Education and Training
January 2019: Adult Attachment Focused Therapy - Institute: Hincks Dellcrest Learning Institute
April 2019: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) with Adolescents and Emerging Adults - Trainer: Jill Rathus
May 2019: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) 4 Day Externship - Trainer: Sue Johnson and Gail Palmer
August 2019: EMDR Child Specialist Intensive Program Level 1 - Trainer: Ana Gomez
July 2018: Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) Workshop - Trainer: Colleen E. Carney
August 2018: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training 5-Day Intensive (Part 1 + 2) - Trainer: Roy Kiessling
November 2017: Teaching Mindfulness for Youth - Institute: OISE, University of Toronto
January 2015: Solution Focused Therapy 2 Day Intensive - Institute: OISE, University of Toronto
January 2013: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) - Institute: Medical University of South Carolina
November 2013: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fundamentals 8 Week Program - Institute: OISE, University of Toronto