I have always been drawn to working with and supporting others. Through my personal and professional experiences with therapy, I have witnessed the transformative impact that a positive therapeutic relationship can have on an individual’s overall well-being, satisfaction with life and sense of fulfillment and security in relationships.
My interest in supporting others through a collaborative approach stems from my background in team sport as a varsity and semi-professional
athlete as well as my experiences working with communities made vulnerable. The unifying thread through my work in talk therapy, addictions and crisis counselling and residential
care, as well as many years of coaching and volunteering with various community organizations, has always been my drive to support and empower others.
These experiences have also helped inform my therapeutic lens; mainly, the importance of honouring each person's strengths and resources, while acknowledging the systemic and structural barriers that many face in accessing services and supports and in achieving their goals.
I hold a BA Honours degree from Dalhousie University and an MEd in Counselling from Acadia University. I am a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I am governed by the code of ethics of the NSCCT as well as the CCPA. I am a graduate of the Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation certificate program through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.