Today is a new day. I respect the courage and commitment that has led you here.
Making the decision to connect with a therapist is not often an easy one. It may come amid crisis or in response to emotional distress that has been lingering for a long time.
You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships, struggling with intense emotions or feeling burdened by patterns of behaviour that leave you feeling unfulfilled.
I am hopeful that a caring and empathic therapeutic relationship can support you to heal and grow. As a Social Worker and an individual, I value compassion and collaboration. My approach is client-centred and strength-focused. To me, this means staying attuned to your needs at every step in our work together. My primary goal is to create a safe place for you to express yourself and feel understood.
I view the therapeutic relationship as a powerful catalyst for change – through which new meanings can be developed and new responses created. I will work collaboratively with you, at your pace, to help you find clarity, meaning and a renewed self-confidence to move through each day with hope and resilience.
I hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, and a Master’s degree from the University of Calgary. I have also completed training in a number of evidenced based practices including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, System, Relationship and Family work.
Most of my career has focused on supporting individuals and families experiencing significant mental health and developmental issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use and relationship difficulties. I have many years of clinical experience working in schools, adolescent and family mental health organizations and youth justice.
I offer a free initial consultation call to all new clients where we can explore fit and come up with a plan together. I look forward to connecting.