Innovative Psychotherapy to Meet Your Needs
I am passionate about working with you to address your concerns in the way that fits best for you. I specialize in working with individuals, young carers and other family members living with a chronic illness, disability or mental health issue, people dealing with issues related to being transgender or supporting a Trans family member. I also work with many people dealing with past trauma and abuse, postpartum mood disorders, infertility, parenting, bereavement, premarital couples, and a variety of other issues. I provide therapy through the NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits) Program as well for First Nations & Inuit clients.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario and a Master of Theological Studies degree in Pastoral Counselling from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
HOPE FOR FAMILIES COUNSELLING CENTRE
REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST & FOUNDER 2006 – PRESENT
Providing individual, couple and family therapy to teens and adults dealing with illness, mental health issues, grief, past trauma, gender dysphoria, postpartum mood disorders, and caregiving (including young carers).
Developing relevant information to speak to groups, as well as provide workshops and trainings.
Facilitating groups for caregivers, people dealing with chronic pain and other life issues.
ADJUNCT CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY & VISION SCIENCE 2018 – PRESENT
Providing supervision to students completing practicum placements at the Centre for Sight Enhancement
CONESTOGA COLLEGE 2010
Creating and teaching the course “Assisting Families Dealing with Chronic Illness” as an elective in the Applied Counselling Program.