I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I am passionate about maximizing enjoyment and life! I have had my share of suffering (and done with it!). I was a homeless teen once. I was so used to being in survival mode that I didn’t realize my abilities to connect and make optimal decisions were deeply affected well into adulthood. My survival mode carried on as a young single parent. With much work, I have learned to align myself with my values. As a counsellor, I want to pay it forward and help others experience what is possible. In my spare time, I like to lift heavy things, read, make my teens laugh, and try not to fall too deep into random rabbit holes.
My positive psychology approach to counselling is to focus on you - your strengths, your values, your present and future. Counselling is a safe space to cry, laugh, to be heard, and to reflect. Counselling is an opportunity to resolve and leave behind the past, envision the future, to create action plans, to pick up tools, to experiment, and to practice new behaviours and ways of thinking. You already have inherent strength and resilience. I will walk by your side and support you, so you can find your way and live life to the fullest.
My areas of focus: - ADHD - Learning Disabilities & Giftedness - General & Performance Anxiety - Trauma - Self-Esteem - Anger I am trauma-informed and use a combination of therapies that draw on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT), solution-focused therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and narrative therapy. In addition to counselling, I’m trained in the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach and in National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) educational therapy for the remediation of learning disabilities.
I work with individuals ages 12 years and up. I look forward to connecting!
My services are covered by major extended health plans. Please check with your benefits provider for details.
Every experience and decision you've made in your life, has brought you to the present moment in time, to the NOW. I am passionate about providing a safe and caring environment where you can feel felt. Helping you connect with, take care of and honour the most important person in your life, YOU. As we all heal and integrate our past experiences, we are able to apply self-compassion, forgiveness and acceptance which we can then radiate to those around us. When we provide that safety and trust to ourselves, we are able to grow confidence, motivation and feel secure.
What I have learned throughout the years as a therapist, teacher, counsellor, client, parent, but most importantly as a HUMAN being is that it is never too late to learn from your past, to enjoy your life in the present and to plan for the future that you desire.
I provide counselling for youth, adults and seniors struggling with personal, relational, and or school/work environments.
In-office, telephone and online sessions available.
Services also provided in Spanish.
Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life!