Welcome and thank you for taking the time to explore my practice. People seek psychotherapy for a number of reasons; most often, in hope of gaining support through a new challenge, life transition, or difficulties from the past. I firmly believe that every person has the innate ability to cope with the challenges in their lives, but sometimes experiences from the past make it difficult to tap into these abilities. I practice from a trauma-based psychodynamic approach, which means that I work with clients to explore how their past experiences inform their current concerns. In so doing, we work to resolve the roots of what brings you to counselling to promote lasting changes.

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If you feel stuck, if you feel that you are not living the life you want, or if you want to change negative self-thoughts and feelings, then I may be a good fit for you. Together we will work on closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be in different areas of your life. This process helps you focus on moving forward and developing a deeper understanding of yourself.

ABOUT

I am a practicing psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW. I began my education studying Social Work and earned a Bachelors and Masters of Social Work, with a clinical focus. I then began a PhD of Social Work but soon realized that academia was not the road for me.It starved my heart as a clinician and I missed the connection offered by direct practice. I am currently living more freely and continue studies in specialty psychotherapy approaches.

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I practice from a integrative and eclectic psychodynamic approach, which means that I draw from many therapy modalities to create an individualized treatment plan for each person with whom I work. I am an EMDR clinician and my practice includes the following specialities of clinical hypnotherapy, attachment therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, somatic therapy, emotion focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Each of these approaches has their time and place in the therapy process and I am proud to be able to practice from an informed approach.

I began my career in forensic social work, then transitioned into trauma specialized roles in the not-for profit, public, and private sectors. I bring knowledge of these sectors and specialized trainings into the work that I do in both practice and teaching. In addition to psychotherapy, I am an adjunct professor at Brescia and Kings University Colleges of Western University. I teach in undergraduate and masters-level classes in counselling skills, family studies, and social work. I also regularly facilitate workshops that are open to the public and hosted at private organizations throughout Canada. I enjoy sharing my practice knowledge with others and learning from others which makes teaching an added bonus of the work that I do.

In my spare time, you can find me enjoying my community of Old South, travelling, and spending time with my husband and two dogs.

SERVICES

Psychotherapy

I offer individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults over 15 years of age. Individual therapy is not pre-determined, it is focused on your unique needs and goals. I begin treatment by discussing your goals for counselling and we develop a plan together to best address your needs.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health problems.  It has gained recognition from organizations such as the World Health Organization, the US Department of Defence and the American Psychiatric Association.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is an efficient, safe and modern treatment that addresses many problems. Through hypnosis, clients have addressed and tackled fears, phobias and worries and become more confident in their social and professional spheres.

Psychotherapy

I offer individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults over 15 years of age. Individual therapy is not pre-determined, it is focused on your unique needs and goals. I begin treatment by discussing your goals for counselling and we develop a plan together to best address your needs.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health problems.  It has gained recognition from organizations such as the World Health Organization, the US Department of Defence and the American Psychiatric Association.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is an efficient, safe and modern treatment that addresses many problems. Through hypnosis, clients have addressed and tackled fears, phobias and worries and become more confident in their social and professional spheres.