Get to Know Me
I have completed a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at The University of Toronto where I did my training to become a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
I provide counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and families. My training and my experience has covered a range of clinical issues and life problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, suicidal thoughts/ intent, self-harm, and relationship challenges.
I identify as a queer and neurodivergent musician and use these experiences to inform my practice. I am LGBTQ2S+ affirming with specific focus on supporting non-binary, and queer/bisexual/pansexual/questioning clients. I have a particular focus on working with neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disabled) children, teenagers and young adults. Many people don't fit themselves under these categories. I welcome you here even if you don't. Let's have a conversation to see what you would like from therapy.
I have an eclectic approach to psychotherapy, which means I strive to tailor my approach to your needs by combining elements of psychotherapeutic modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT). The most important thing to know about my approach is that I believe in meeting you where you are at and collaborating with you on your goals, even if you don't really know what your goals are yet!
My perspective is strengths-based and anti-oppressive with a particular focus on respecting neurodiversity. This means I am not interested in pathologizing your experience. I don't judge or analyze, instead I strive to connect with you, understand you and support you in developing skills.