As a therapist, compassion and acceptance are foundational values for my work. My approach to counselling is a ‘client-centered approach’. You come with your own unique life story, influenced by your family of origin, adult relationships and experiences. By questioning, reflection and exploration, I help facilitate a therapeutic space which allows you to explore the deeper parts of your self and discover new possibilities. I believe each person has the innate wisdom to discover how they can flourish and thrive again.
I have worked on a clinical team in a nonprofit agency for a number of years. This has allowed me to work alongside a wide variety of clients from the KW community. My work has given me a deep appreciation for both the different paths my clients have travelled and the resilience displayed in many difficult situations. Within my role as counsellor, I have facilitated psycho-educational groups with a focus on domestic violence and older adults at risk of elder abuse. I am EMDR trained (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I have been involved in pastoral care work and volunteered in my faith community for many years. As part of an internship, I volunteered for several years with Hospice Waterloo Region.
I graduated from Laurier University with a Master of Arts in Spiritual Care, Psychotherapy and Theology. My registration lies with the “College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario”.