With my understanding that each individual has their own unique story and experiences, I tend to take a person-centered in counselling in which I alter my clinical skills to fit the needs and preferences of my client. I am attentive to each client’s biological, environmental, and social factors and take them into consideration when applying therapeutic approaches. I have experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, youth, adolescents, young adults, and adults. I have worked with a diverse range of presenting issues within the school system, MCFD, and non-profit organizations, some of which include: anxiety, depression, OCD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, eating disorders, stress and burnout, grief and loss, attachment, family dynamics, and parenting psychoeducation. My goal is to create a safe welcoming space for my clients so that they are able to feel understood, respected, and seen in which they can be themselves without the fear of judgement.
Words to live by
I ask the stars, will this get easier, they said the sun always rises again.
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A little bit more about me
- Bachelors of Arts Major in Psychology
- Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling
Top Three Specializations?
- Children and Youth (ADHD, Autism, OCD)
- Stress Management, Burnout, and Perfectionism
Top Three Modalities of Therapy?
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
Certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association: Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC): 11249064
Throughout my childhood and adolescence and dealing with my own personal and lived experiences of mental health, I felt as though I had no one to talk to and that there were not enough resources available, better yet, there was an immense amount of stigma towards mental health. I wanted to make a change where I could be the one to advocate for others, and make them feel seen, understood, and appreciated.
Listening to people’s personally lived experiences. I feel deep compassion and empathy for those who take the time to share their stories with me. I always tend to take a piece of what people share with me and apply it to my own life and practice.
My ability to emphasize deeply by taking the time to create a safe space and get to know an individual and their story without judgement and rigidity.
Each individual encompasses a different perspective and sometimes we are not able to see or connect with the other persons perspective, but we must try our best to understand it by being patient, compassionate, and curious.
Breaking the pattern of intergenerational trauma- becoming the adult my inner child needed. Having a full-time job while completing my master‘s degree. I understand how difficult it can be to be a student and to have to support yourself at the same time.
Going to the gym, hiking, listening to music, and traveling!
The Mountain is You, by Brianna Wiest. This book taught me to embrace my mistakes and provide more self-compassion. It goes above and beyond in getting you to indulge in your greatest strengths while working through your past challenges and trauma.
I know this may have been hard for you to be here today, but just you being here shows how much you care about yourself and how important you are. I am an open, honest individual, and creating a safe space for you is one of my priorities. I have been to therapy myself, so I am aware of how scary and difficult it may be to open up to someone new for the first time. My goal is to make sure you feel seen, supported, and understood.