I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University (2005) and an Undergraduate degree in Psychology (1999) from the University of Ottawa. I am a practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with additional training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Mindfulness, IFS and ACT. With over 20 years of experience in mental health, I am currently a registered member of the OCSWSSW, OASW and CASW In addition to working with adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients who have ranged from mild to significant psychiatric disorders, I am a trained Trauma therapist (advanced level certificate). Previously a professor at Seneca College (SSW program); I have also worked in a variety of settings from family counselling centers, hospitals, addiction centers, and correctional facilities.
I am compassionate and committed to a client centered approach driven to improve overall mental health providing a safe place to begin healing.
I specialize in working with adults and adolescents (14 years +) with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, grief/loss, and stress.
I provide therapeutic interventions through the use of:
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Internal Family Systems methods.
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