MACP., Registered Provisional Psychologist
I have always been passionate about walking alongside people to help them achieve their potential. Before becoming a psychologist, I worked in several nonprofits with women recovering from addictions and individuals struggling with homelessness. I have also volunteered with incarcerated youth and helped with various other groups of all ages. This has shown me how valuable it can be to have someone to support and walk alongside you. I became a therapist because I believe people can overcome and achieve better mental health for themselves. Sometimes, they need a bit of support to get there. When I am not in the office, I love reading, painting, board games, yoga and trying new restaurants. I love reading, painting, board games, yoga, and trying new restaurants.
As a therapist, I am dedicated to using evidence-based strategies to help you discover what life can be like with better mental health. I use my background and experience with therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gottman’s Couples Therapy and EMDR to help you discover what will work best. I also draw from my experience with LGBTQ+ and gender-diverse communities.
I offer a safe, compassionate space for individuals and couples to explore, process and learn to cope with various concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, life transitions,
relationship issues and gender and identity exploration. Each person has a distinct story, and I believe strongly in individualized, holistic treatment tailored to a person’s specific goals, context and needs. To achieve this, I draw strongly on DBT, CBT and narrative therapy as my guiding modalities and work to incorporate leading psychological and neuroscience principles into my practice.
"It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change" - Queen Elizabeth 2
I like this because it really highlights the process of therapy and of self-actualization in general. The more we learn about the brain, the more science is showing that it takes time to learn or unlearn things, and this is ok. We are allowed to take small steps. We are allowed to be human and sometimes to be tired or not know what to do. It is okay if sometimes we are overwhelmed. The small steps are valuable as well.