My clinical work is grounded in a compassionate, client-centred and strength-based
approach. Collaboratively, we will work together to create a plan that best
reflects your unique concerns and circumstances. I strive to engage with you in a
way which is sensitive, respectful and gentle.
After completing my undergraduate work at Carleton University in Ottawa
and Monash University in Australia, I worked on Parliament Hill for several years in
the political arena, I studied education at the University of Ottawa, earning my
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and my special education qualifications from
Brock University. I completed my psychotherapy training in Counselling Psychology
(M.A.) at Yorkville University. I enjoy blending my professional background in clinical
counselling and special education to support people in moving forward toward their
I have worked as an educator for many years serving in the roles of elementary classroom
teacher, owner of Achieve Learning Centre, ESL teacher, academic coach, assessment
specialist, and special needs consultant. I have had the honour of teaching in the
communities of Toronto, Ottawa, Halton, Hamilton, Burlington, Dundas, Lynden and rural
I have completed training in a number of evidence-based modalities commonly used in therapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Brief Therapy (single session), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Meditation and Motivational Interviewing. I have worked as a Mental Health Counsellor at McMaster University's Student Wellness Centre delivering counselling services for post-secondary students and facilitating psycho-therapeutic groups on campus on the topics of mindfulness, procrastination and anxiety. Currently I work part-time at Blueberry Therapy in private practice and part-time with the Hamilton Family Health Team, supporting patient's mental health & wellness needs.
I have supported individuals who have experienced concerns relating to anxiety and mood, relationships, health and wellness, stress, parenting, reproductive health (perinatal, pregnancy, postpartum), sexuality, gender identity, body image, assertiveness, self esteem, empowerment, well-being and more. My training has been concentrated in maternal mental health and women-specific concerns and I enjoy working with teachers and educators in private practice.