I have over 20 years’ experience and have worked in the field as a Children’s Aid worker, school social worker, and crisis therapist. I also have extensive experience working alongside children with disabilities and ADHD. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Family Systems, and Transactional Analysis. I’m fairly eclectic in what type of therapy I use; I don’t focus on one type, but rather work with the one I believe will best fit each individual or family. I have experience in helping people with depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, and family issues, and I aim to use these skills to help you become happier, more productive, and stress-free.
What spurred my interest in counselling and psychology overall was due to witnessing the struggle a family member was going through. Later, while working with children with disabilities, I was given a chance to work with some social workers who encouraged me to enter social work. Thanks to their encouragement, I went back to school and achieved my Master’s in Social Work. I have always enjoyed working with the community and I relish helping people reach their peak potential.
You have arrived here because something has driven you to seek out counselling at this time. I hope to help you work towards a more positive, fulfilling life. If you have been suffering from depression, anxiety, addictions, or have family issues, I would be happy to assist you in your journey. I believe in looking at the person as a whole in the context of their family life, friendships, and work life. I believe that when more aspects of a person are looked at, the better the quality of counselling they can receive. We all bring our past relationships with us and we are all products of our upbringing. That said, we also all have the ability to shape our future, and with a good counsellor you can solve the problems you are facing and become the best person you can be.