Education: McGill University – Bachelor of Social Work – 1998; University of Ottawa – Baccalaureate in Arts, Honors Psychology – 1995
Professional Associations: OCSWSSW – Ontario College of Social Worker and Social Service Workers
Services Provided: Individual, Couples, Family therapy
About my Practice: HEAL, GROW, INSPIRE
Are you motivated to enhance the quality of your life? Whether it is personal or professional, relationships or self, I can help you find clarity on the issues, HEAL and reset unhealthy patterns, calm emotional turmoil, and empower you to find strength and courage to GROW along your journey so you can, in turn, INSPIRE others on theirs.
I am a registered social worker with over 26 years of experience providing intensive support to children/youth, individuals, couples, families, and professionals struggling with a wide range of personal/professional challenges, mental health, abuse, trauma, substance abuse, parenting, and intimate partner violence. I also have over 23 years coaching professionals in a work setting to meet their full potential, and 25 years helping families navigate the child welfare system. I employ a strength based, person-centered (you are the expert of your life), collaborative approach to foster self-reflection, healing, growth, and inspiration for sustainable wellness using a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to your unique needs. These include but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
In addition, I am a certified Safe & Together practioner specializing in working with individuals impacted by Intimate Partner Violence, including survivors (victim and children/youth), perpetrators, and/or family and friends trying to support them.
You cannot always choose what happens to you in life, but you can choose how to respond. Choose to HEAL, GROW, INSPIRE! Doing it together will get you there faster!