“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”
– Brene Brown
Hi there! So great to meet you.
I am dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive and respectful space, and believe firmly that healing happens on the foundation of a trusting, authentic relationship. With my 17 years of experience as a Social Worker, I am honoured to bring a wealth of knowledge and skill when connecting with folks.
I understand that life can feel super difficult at times and as such, I operate from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive perspective. I am dedicated to continuing my education and scope in the areas of trauma, PTSD, addictions, and mental health. I recognize that people from all backgrounds and walks of life have the right to mental and emotional well-being; I truly believe that people are resilient in nature and innately possess the capacity to heal. In my practice, I draw upon a number of modalities, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, using a psychodynamic, attachment-based approach.
When I’m not at work, I love doing just about anything in nature. In particular, I can be found driving, hiking or canoeing to campsites around Ontario during the summer, or reading a good book under a pile of blankets during the colder months. I have a keen interest in music of all kinds and am never found too far from my dogs, Sophie and Hank.
I earned my Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2002 and my Master of Social Work degree from Kings University College at Western University in 2015. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service workers.
- Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
- Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)