Style & Approach:
Throughout our work together, I will draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. My clinical style is grounded in empathy, warmth, and curiosity – all of which seek to foster a safe environment. As I believe people are the expert of their own lives and experiences, our sessions will be collaboratively guided by your goals, with a focus of increasing agency and resiliency in your life. You will also find that I often incorporate therapeutic techniques which draw on the mind-body connection. I practice from an anti-oppressive lens, which encompasses the multitude of societal structures (i.e., race, class, religion, or sexual orientation) which impact our mental health.
I have a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto, and am Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I am certified in Level 2 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy from the Association for Psychological Therapies Canada and Advanced Narrative Therapy with the Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy. Additionally, I have received training in complex trauma, specifically in sexual assault, domestic violence and substance-use.