Before the private practice realm, I was a community based mental health worker, supporting individuals with psychiatric disorders through Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Prior to entering the mental health sector, I worked in the education system as a School Age Assistant, providing educational and recreational based support. I have worked with children and youth with developmental disabilities in supporting them with their learning of life skills. Furthermore, I was a Program Coordinator for a settlement based non-profit agency where I developed and facilitated sports and education-based programs to promote a supportive transition for new immigrant youth and young adults.
I am passionate about supporting individuals in their journey with mental health while embracing the importance of identity, culture and its influence on self and finding a place in society. This process can be enriching and fulfilling through embracing our unique roots which become pivotal in our journey through life, career, and personal relationships.
My professional experiences have shown me the uniqueness of every individual and their story. I offer an environment of support and empathy, free of judgement or ridicule. This extends into providing clinical counselling, mental health psycho-education, and CBT skills training.