With an overwhelming sense of compassion toward the circumstances of others, it was only natural that when I chose a career, that it would be in the field of social work. Being a registered social worker for 12 years, and a certified traumatologist has provided me the privilege of working extensively with children and families across many diverse communities, and assisting them in many different phases of their lives. A role in which I focus on advocacy, counselling, crisis intervention, and safety. I have worked closely with schools, physicians, law enforcement, family/youth court, and many other community partners. My strengths based approach to practice, has helped individuals and families believe that they can effect positive change and with valuable networking, assessment and counseling, that change can be meaningful and long lasting. For me, it is not about telling people how to cope with their difficulties, it is about helping individuals understand how to help themselves. To truly empower them. I find it extremely rewarding when a person realizes their potential to make successful changes in their life. There are strengths in every person.
Member in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers; the Ontario Association of Social Workers and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Being a registered social worker for 16 years, and a certified clinical traumatologist, I have had the privilege of working extensively with individuals, children/adolescents and families across many diverse communities. In areas including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, family conflict, stress from life transitions, and trauma. A role in which I focus on empowerment, safety, healing, and self-realization.
Therapy is powerful and can be meaningful and long lasting. For me, it is not about telling people how to cope with their struggles, it is about helping individuals understand how to help themselves. Together, we will build a tool box full of goals, coping strategies, self-worth, forgiveness, and compassion. Your story can change any time you want it to.
Primarily using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I strive to provide highly skilled and individualized support that respects the dignity, diversity and worth of each person; to provide hope when your struggles have you feeling hopeless; to understand that suffering is very real, and to help you understand that you are not alone.
Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and
the Ontario Association of Social Workers