- Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist
Do you feel anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, stressed, alone, and not sure what is wrong or where to turn? Do you suffer from feelings of nervousness, racing thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty relaxing, exhaustion, or burn out? Having overcome my own struggle with anxiety as a young person, I have developed a strong passion for assisting others who are suffering from similar challenges. Bringing with me almost 20 years of front line experience as well as a Master of Science in Psychology (specializing in anxiety disorders) and Master of Social Work (R.S.W.), my goal is to help people across the life span suffering from anxiety to regulate emotions, notice and change unhelpful thought patterns, manage stress, and improve relationships with others and themselves. Let’s work together to transform your struggles into stepping stones, leading you towards a peaceful and empowered life. No challenge is too big or too small – I’m dedicated to helping you find your way and ensuring you no longer feel held back by your troubles. I work from a trauma-informed, client-centred practice, shifting the focus from “what is wrong with you?” to “what happened to you?” My down-to-earth approach is rooted in kindness, compassion, and understanding with a highly individualized therapy program. Whether you prefer a more traditional therapeutic approach (my specialties include CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and EMDR) or would like to try something different (e.g., doing therapy while taking a walk in nature, called a WALK ‘N TALK), I am willing and open to explore a treatment that works for you and your preferences.
In addition to specializing in anxiety, I offer child centred therapy. Being a kid can be so hard especially with all the new challenges they have recently faced. Research has consistently shown that a child’s mental health has a strong impact on how a child thinks and feels about themselves and their outside world, creating the very building blocks for adult functioning and well-being. Whether your child has suffered trauma, is struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, conduct disorder, Autism Spectrum, or any other concerns that are impacting his/her/their development, I’d be happy to assist in their journey to wellness using my nearly 20 years of direct frontline experience (both professional and personal) working with children of all ages. While “traditional” therapy relies heavily on language skills, my comprehensive, kid-centred, creative, and highly personalized approach allows your child to explore their interests/skills while promoting their executive functioning, developing social skills, practicing coping skills, building competencies, and prompting a holistic approach. I am here to tailor a specific therapy program to your child’s needs rooted in warmth, compassion, and understanding. Whether they like drawing, playing, creating, or building, let’s start their journey to mental wellness together.
If I sound like a good fit for you, please select the Book Now option below or contact me through the website contact form. I offer a free virtual consultation for new clients and welcome the opportunity to meet you.