My Approach to Helping
My aim is to create a space for clients to feel safe, seen, and heard in their most authentic selves, while exploring their inner worlds.
I believe that we all have the capacity to heal and process through emotional pain, however I also acknowledge that sometimes we land at a place in life where we lose touch with our innate resources and safe connections. My aim is to create a space where together we work through anxiety, loss, grief, life transitions, co-dependency, depression, overwhelm, uncertainty andor lack of meaning and purpose. My intention with each client is to work along side them as they explore their authentic self, peeling back any layers or patterns that no longer serve them. My role as a therapist is to provide space for clients in an empathic, non-judgmental, and curious manner in order to aid in their self-discovery, including all parts pleasant and painful.
More Info About My Practice
I work from a client-centred approach such that the client leads each session, while I provide reflection, feedback, and space for clients to explore all parts of themselves. I incorporate components of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Emotion-Focused therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. An "ideal" client is one who is willing to show up, just as they are, committed to and curious about their own personal growth and potential.
My educational career involves a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfrid Laurier University majoring in Psychology and Biology, a Behavioural Science program from George Brown College, as well as a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I am a Certified Grief Specialist Counsellor and I am currently a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.