Seeking out counselling services can be daunting for some, but congratulations you're halfway there! I work together with adult and adolescent therapy clients to develop a clear understanding of your situation, building agreement on the core tasks of therapy that lead to meaningful changes and transformation. I utilize my training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy (NT), Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and other integrative therapies to address a diverse range of presenting concerns, including stress disorders, anxiety, depression, issues relating to chronic illness, pain, trauma, LGBTQ2S+ issues, personality difficulties, and more. The foundation of our relationship will be our focus on establishing and maintaining a strong working-alliance rooted in empathy and trust. You can be assured that I come from a nonjudgmental standpoint and that you have entered a safe space where mutual respect is guaranteed.
I choose to focus on people's strengths and at the same identifying unhelpful patterns. It is important to note that I embrace using a holistic mind-body approach. I believe that building resilience, mastery, and self confidence are key to one's success. Our attitude is responsible for 95% of our achievement, which is why attitude is a magic word! I assist people with developing goals, and making decisions, as well as living as the person that they wish to become. All human beings need goals to provide them with purpose and to keep them involved with community. I believe that these are crucial elements to one becoming successful and having the best possible mental health.
As an assessor I provide testing and evaluation for adolescents, and adults in terms of emotional health, personality development, and related diagnostic categories.
I am a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). I am also a member of The Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CACBT) and the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP). I have a certification in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) from the Adler Graduate Professional School and OISE and a certification in dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) from the Linehan Institute. I am also currently enrolled in Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II), and also regularly attend conferences and trainings so I can offer my clients the best "tools to master their mind!"
Please feel free to contact me for a complementary half-hour telephone session, so that you can decide if I'm the right therapist for you before we commit to treatment! I look forward to meeting you!