My approach to healing is largely informed by my own experience in individual and group therapy. As a psychotherapist, I show up as my authentic self and believe that creating a safe therapeutic environment is the foundation to building trust and connection. I believe that feeling seen and heard by a person we feel safe with allows us the vulnerability to move towards and process difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My hope is to support you to connect more fully with your thoughts and feelings and explore how your life experiences may be impacting your well-being and may be preventing you from feeling fully connected to yourself and others.
I work towards supporting individuals to explore how their lived experience and well-being are impacted by systemic structures engrained within our society. I also recognize how my own intersecting identities as a heterosexual, white woman provide me privilege within these same systems. This informs my approach to healing which is holistic, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, feminist, queer positive, and client focused and directed. I believe it is important to explore all aspects of ourselves, including our physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and cultural parts.
I take an eclectic therapeutic approach and have special interest in relational psychotherapy, emotion focused therapy, and psychodynamic therapies. I have supported individuals with various issues, including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, anger, isolation and loneliness, relational trauma, post-traumatic stress, relationship challenges, self-esteem and self-worth, and coping with life transitions.
I have four postsecondary degrees, including a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto. In addition to my private practice, I work as a social worker with the Indigenous community in Toronto.
I am a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.