I knew from a young age that I wanted to become a psychotherapist and have spent the years since then developing my personal and professional experience and education.
After completing my undergraduate degree in 2008 (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Sociology and Social Work), I immediately began my studies in Marriage and Family Therapy through Trinity Western University before deciding that I didn't want to limit my practice to couples and families exclusively. I completed my master's work with a focus on adult individual therapy, earning a Masters in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a member of the OACCPP.
Compassion and empathy based, I encourage self-compassion, self-acceptance and authentic self-expression.
987 King St. E.
Suite 205 B
Hamilton, ON L8M 1C6
Office is located between Sherman Ave. and Gage Ave. and there is free parking on site, at the rear of the building.
There is also an accessible stair lift transfer available at the rear entrance.
Over the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presenting issues in a variety of settings including supported independent living environments, women's shelter, Family and Children's Services, and private practice. Additionally, I spent two years with Toronto Victim Services as a volunteer crisis counsellor and mentor.
Other areas of experience include anger management, family violence, abusive relationships, attachment concerns, safety planning, separation and divorce, depression, grief and loss, adoption, anxiety, self-esteem, job dissatisfaction, religious trauma, bullying in the workplace, crisis counselling, individual, dyadic, couples, and group counselling, etc. I also have training in critical incident response.
Using an integrative, client-centered approach, with elements of Narrative Therapy, CBT, EFT, etc., I primarily work through the exploration of relationship dynamics and patterns, addressing attachment wounds, and using a focus on emotions and cognition.