Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Practice style (Philosophy)
My approach to therapy is practical, creative, humorous, and interactive. Engaging in therapy is a vulnerable and courageous step, and I aim to foster a comfortable, collaborative process that is respectful of each individual’s pace. When the tools and skills that were previously helpful are no longer working, I support clients to cultivate new coping skills, and identify potential areas for change and/or acceptance. If you find you are stuck in places, or there is a gap between where you are and where you would like to be, therapy can help uncover possibilities that may be hidden from us. I am a seasoned therapist and mental health clinician who draws on theories of intersectionality, feminism, attachment, and cognitive behaviour therapy. Being an ally is a core value for me, and I work from an anti-oppression perspective. I offer both long term and time-limited therapy options depending on your goals and needs.
I am an avid solo canoeist who finds solace in nature. I enjoy the camaraderie and competition inherent in team sports, especially soccer! My first career was as a musician.
BA, MSW, RSW
Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor of Arts, Feminist Studies, Concordia University
Registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Advanced Psychotherapy Certificate (Trauma Focus), Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute, Toronto
Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia Training, Dr. Colleen E.Carney (Associate Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University, Toronto
Evidence Based Psychotherapy Interventions Course, Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute, Toronto
Therapeutic Writing Workshop, Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute, Toronto
Strengths-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workshop, Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Self-Management, Dr. Michael Vallis, Behavior Change Institute