How I Work:
Client-centred, strengths-based, anti-oppressive, and intersectional.
I know that starting therapy can be a scary process. With that in mind, I try to make the counselling relationship as relaxed and down to earth as possible. I practice unconditional acceptance, while also offering prompts to encourage deeper levels of self-understanding. Counselling can be as simple as us having a really frank conversation, or can feel like problem solving around a difficult puzzle. I can help you make sense of the stuff that’s weighing on you.
Individuals of any gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, culture, and ability are welcome. You are always free to discuss complex subjects such as substance use, self-harm, suicide, abuse, discrimination, grief, disassociation, flashbacks, voices, trauma, sex, and non-traditional relationships (eg. consensual non-monogamy, polyamory).
I offer an integrative practice, selecting from multiple therapeutic modalities including Attachment and Emotion Focused Therapies, Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Therapies, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Narrative, Somatic, and Mindfulness Based Therapies. I am comfortable working with people with Complex-PTSD and Dissociative Disorders (eg DID, DDNOS).
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and have a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. I bring over 10 years’ experience providing therapeutic support at agencies such as The Jean Tweed Centre, YWCA, Sistering, WoodGreen, and South Riverdale Community Health Centre.
Feel free to contact me for a free 20-minute phone consultation. I look forward to speaking with you!
I respectfully acknowledge that I work and live on the traditional territory of many Indigenous nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and that Toronto is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. As an uninvited settler on Turtle Island, I also acknowledge that writing this is not enough, and that we must all continue to acknowledge the past, educate ourselves, and work towards decolonization.