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 an affirmative therapeutic relationship can have on an individual’s overall well-being, their satisfaction with life and their sense of fulfillment and security in relationships.
My interest in supporting others through a collaborative approach stems from my experience in team sport as a varsity and semi-professional athlete as well as my background working with marginalized and vulnerable populations. The unifying thread through my work experiences in 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 given me a unique perspective that allow me to appreciate the value of witnessing each person's strengths, while acknowledging the systemic, social, and economic barriers, that many individuals face in accessing services 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 Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I am governed by the code of ethics of the CRPO 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.