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I started early in the 'helping professions' as a Child and Youth Worker (CYW), helping children and teens with emotional and behavioural problems as well as parents facing challenging behavior from their children to better manage. I went on to get a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) from Ryerson University and a Masters of Social Work degree (MSW) from the University of Toronto specializing in clinical counselling with individuals, couples and groups. I am a Registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
I have a wide variety of training and Professional Development and 25 years experience. I have worked in outpatient psychiatry, family counselling centres, community work, addictions treatment and clinical counselling services in the community and currently in private practice. I have facilitated group programs for depression, anxiety, addictions and parenting.
I use a wide variety of treatment approaches, most often drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapies. However, I use a combination of approaches to best suit the client, their needs and situation.
I provide confidential counselling in a comfortable, warm and inviting space. I also provide Sykpe/Facetime sessions.
I am an engaging and respectful therapist who sincerely cares about my clients. I also have had personal experience with mental health issues which has increased my compassion and effectiveness in my professional work and I have consistently received positive feedback from my clients regarding the help and support I have offered to create positive change in their lives.
I invite you to contact me and take the steps needed to resolve your issues and get to a better place.