Taking the leap to start therapy for you or your child can feel overwhelming and scary. I am really proud of you for making this first step as it takes tremendous strength, bravery, and courage. It seems like we’re all struggling to rebuild particularly after the unkindness of the last few years. As such, my therapy practice offers individuals, across the lifespan, a safe, respectful, non-judgmental, comprehensive, and highly individualized approach to therapy. I approach working with both children and adults from a place of creativity, kindness, play and connection. Mindfulness and cognitive behaviour therapy are my modalities of choice, however, I am willing and able to explore whatever method you find most helpful.
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.
Our roles as adults, significant others, parents, guardians, caregivers, employees, etc never seem to end and will often take us on journeys we have never imagined. Sometimes we are unhappy with where this journey has led and would like to make changes but just don’t know where to start. As a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist I provide support to individuals at critical points in their lives across the lifespan. With many years of experience in mental health, 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 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. Looking forward to hearing from you!!