My passion is to help people regain their inner peace and happiness to live a pleasurable fulfilled life. Life is full of ups, downs and challenges that we are often not prepared for. I believe it’s not how many times you get knocked down, but the greatest accomplishment is how many times you get up and get going and who you become while picking yourself back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters; each new day gives you a fresh start to get back on track and to have the courage to rebuild yourself the way you desire.
My goals are to understand and to work with techniques that will help people heal their mind, body and soul, which will contribute to change their circumstances.
Studies have shown that it’s not just the technique that helps people heal and change, it’s also the relationship created between the therapist and their clients. I believe this is the most important aspect in therapy. It is to build a nurturing, secure, non-judgmental, healthy relationship and environment. Overall, I strive to pair specific techniques from a variety of therapeutic approaches with a specific client’s needs, empowering them to find hope, meaning, and purpose in life. I use a variety of techniques which focus on a strong therapeutic alliance with empathy, genuineness and respect.
“Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed!” – Phil Humbert
I hold an honours BA degree specializing in Health Studies from McMaster University, I am also a Registered Social Service Worker and am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). In addition, I am a Certified Life Coach and registered with the Certified Coaches Federation. The focus of Life Coaching is on supporting clients with the structure to integrate changes, learn new skills and motivate them to define and achieve their goals (career, personal or professional).