Style & Approach:
I am driven by working with folks to challenge unwanted dominating storylines, and connecting our individual experiences to the broader social structures that we interact with, when that is welcomed. I have extensive experience working with folks from queer and trans communities, particularly those who are also a part of religious and spiritual communities. The issues that I tend to work with are depression, anxiety, negative self-perception, and navigating homophobia and transphobia. I sincerely look forward to connecting, not only to support you through your current chapter, but also to support you in envisioning abundant joy and agency for the future.
I have a Masters in Social Work from York University where I studied Family Mediation, Narrative Therapy, and systems-based approaches to counselling and community work. This education has provided me with a critical social work foundation which is anti-colonial, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive. During the past five years I have obtained various certifications and participated in several trainings which include Narrative Therapy Training with the School of Narrative Therapy in Vancouver, Level 2-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training from the Association for Psychological Therapies Canada, Grief Literacy Training, and a Trauma and Resilience Certification. I am a current member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.