MA, RP (Qualifying), CCTP-II
Thank you for visiting my website. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) working with individuals and couples. I'm also a Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP-II), a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and I hold a post-graduate certificate in Addiction Treatment and Prevention.
I have always been interested in helping others and I spent several years working in the Peel District School Board and community mental health settings before deciding to return to school to obtain my Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University.
I specialize in working with trauma and PTSD as well as couples. The client populations I often receive referrals for include couples in distress, at-risk youth, male clients and first responders. I have extensive experience working with addictions, anxiety, depression, anger and relationship issues. Quite often people find these issues go hand in hand with experiences of trauma.
While I take an integrative approach to mental health and wellness, I tend to work with people who have not have success with other forms of short term therapy such as CBT, clients who are looking for something more in depth. I understand that there is not a quick fix to most troubles that bring people to my office and I believe the only way to achieve permanent and positive change is to address the root cause of your difficulties while assisting you to cope along that journey.
You may not know what an integrative approach even means, and that is okay! This is a client centred way of doing therapy and means tailoring treatment to the distinct needs of each person. For many clients, psychotherapy goals may be broad and related to the general improvement of functioning, others may have narrow or specific concerns they wish to work with. My orientation to therapy has a foundation in Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Attachment theory.
One important consideration to keep in mind is that research has consistently shown that the therapeutic alliance (the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client) is the strongest predictor of whether or not therapy is successful. I aim to make everyone feel safe within the context of therapy and combine my knowledge and experience with authenticity, compassion and genuine curiosity. I look forward to meeting you.
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Trauma and PTSD
Types of Therapy
Child and Play-Trauma Related
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed
Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)
Counselling Psychotherapy Services
Virtual Counselling - Individual Psychotherapy - Relationship Therapy - Family Therapy - Trauma Therapy -
First Responders Mental Health - Addiction Counselling - Depression Counselling - Anxiety Counselling - Teen Therapy-
- Attachment-Based Therapy - Integrative Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural - Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy
Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology
Yorkville University | 2019
Graduate Certificate, Addictions: Treatment and Prevention
Georgian College | 2010
Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
York University | 2009
Registered Psychotherapist- Qualifying College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#008363)
Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP-II) | International Association of Trauma Professionals
Individual, Couples & Family Therapist
Etobicoke | 2019-Present| Kennedy McLean Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Therapist-Individual, Couples & Families
Etobicoke | 2019-2020 | Balanced Mind and Wellness Inc.,
Clinical Intern-Individual & Couples Therapy
Etobicoke | 2019 | Huma Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Behavioural TA, Secondary Programs
Mississauga | 2011-2015 | Peel District School Board
Addiction and Mental Health Counsellor
Barrie | 2010-2012 | Private Contract
Addiction Services Intern
Toronto | 2010 | Horizons for Youth
Addiction Services Intern, ACT Team
Toronto | 2010 | Reconnect Mental Health Services
Relational Life Therapy, Level 1| 2019
Trauma Group Therapist Training & Internship | 2019 |
Organizational Secondary Traumatic Stress | 2019
DSM-5: Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents | 2018
Working Analytically with Couples | 2017
Psychoanalysis and Vicarious Trauma | 2016
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Freud and Beyond | 2016
Growing up with Traumatic Grief | 2016
Developmental Impact of Childhood Trauma | 2016
Complex Trauma: Families Who Experience Chronic Trauma | 2015
Treatment Strategies for Adolescents Dealing with Ongoing Trauma | 2015
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction | 2014