Are you a teen or young adult struggling to cope with constant worrying or depression? Are you experiencing stress and difficulties at school, work, or in relationships? Do you find you’re frequently doubting your abilities, beating yourself up about mistakes, or ruminating over flaws and imperfections?
Or perhaps you’re a parent who has noticed signs of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem in your child. Using an integrative approach to therapy, I’m passionate about supporting young people and helping them learn psychoeducation and skills to cope with a variety of mental health challenges.
I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. In addition, I am a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I previously obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Queen’s University, and afterwards spent ten years working in education and small business management. Then, life experience and my own personal therapy motivated me to re-evaluate my goals and I was inspired to embark on a career in helping others.
My experience includes running programs and offering support at the Military Family Resource Centre, facilitating an Anxiety Support Group with the Canadian Mental Health Association, and I have volunteered for over two years as a Crisis Responder with Kids Help Phone.
Here's a look at the areas I can help you with...
Do you feel down a lot of the time? Are you not enjoying things in life as much as you used to? Do you struggle to get out of bed? Do you feel hopeless about the future? Any of these are good reasons to reach out for support.
Anxiety can present in a variety of ways: social anxiety, panic attacks, constant worries about the future, test or performance anxiety, and not being able to shut your mind off. Stress and anxiety can also impact other areas like sleep. Therapy can help you find ways to manage and cope with stress and anxiety.
Constant negative self-talk. Not believing in yourself. Not ever feeling good enough. Does this sound like you? Therapy can help you learn to adopt a more positive view of yourself and build greater self-confidence.
A new relationship, a new job, becoming a parent. These are just a few life transitions that sometimes people seek support in navigating.
Adolescents can struggle with all the same issues as adults, but some areas youth most commonly need support for are managing emotions, academic pressure, bullying, body-image, self-harm, and discovering sexual orientation and gender identity.
Are you struggling in peer, family, or romantic relationships? Individual or couple therapy can be beneficial for learning communication strategies, fair fighting, and establishing healthy boundaries.