“Every day, in every way, you are enough.” ~ Anon
Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), M.A.
Tel : (416) 220-1100
Registered Reiki Practitioner (Canadian Reiki Association)
Individual Counselling ~ In-person & Online Availability ~ $190 ~ Currently Waitlisted
In a warm, caring, supportive, accepting and non-judgmental environment, you can carefully create self-compassion, acceptance and improve your self-concept as you bravely learn to open your vulnerable heart.
You may be hurting from experiences in your lif that you are having trouble reconciling. Understanding that you did the best you could at the time based on your skills, knowledge and experience helps create self-compassion to move through pain and heal. You may have blameed the situation, person and/or yourself for your pain and magnified it to a level of discomfort that initiated your search for a therapist of good fit. You can learn to trust in a safe client-practitioner relationship, explore the past and develop an accurate self-concept to enhance yourability to ease pain,come to terms with the past and create the future you want.
Compassion and empathy are essential to create a safe space for clients to explore vulnerability, share and grow. Your experiences don’t define you – they can be used to understand your unique journey and integrate your inner capacity of strength, resilience and courage that you only become familiar with in times of adversity. We can work together to transform old patterns and reactions from destructive to productive. You have the power to free yourself from an attachment to shadow and pain in order to embrace joy and increase vitality.
Raising consciousness in a largely unconscious world is not an easy task. I have tremendous respect and admiration for those who are willing to open their eyes to hard truths and disappointing circumstances. It is this powerful process of awakening to the real you that creates authenticity. This is a focus of my practice.
I am here to walk with you on your enriching journey, to live with a focus on the present, accept what can’t be changed and to change what can. I am here to guide you towards self-exploration and provide the tools to create the change; however it is clients that work to achieve their goals. This is incredibly empowering and what gives the psychotherapy a significantly lower relapse rate than traditional medical-model approaches.
I take a compassionate, collaborative approach, which constantly evolves with you and your unique experiences. Psychotherapy will help you create skills, insight and experience to build a tookbox that you will have with you forever. It is that from which you can more effectively manage whatever challenges arise in the future with greater ease.
I take a holistic view of whole-person health, which informs my approach to therapy. When we experience life, good and not so good, we feel it at the emotional, cognitive, physical and energetic levels. When one system is off, it affects all other systems in the body.
As an experienced energy-based practitioner of Reiki, I will help you learn to build and integrate the skills necessary to create change on all levels. What we hold in our hearts can be manifested as physical pain and vice versa. It creates a stress response in the nervous system that affects heart, mind and body. You can transform your life! You can experience enriching emotional well-being and diminish emotional overwhelm. This improves whole-person health and wellbeing.
My own experience in psychotherapy for personal growth and development inspired me to leave my former career in retail buying to help others create the meaningful change that has transformed my personal and professional lives.
Approaches: Adlerian Therapy, Attachment-Based, Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFiT), Person-Centered, Compassion-Focused, Compassionate Inquiry, Career Counselling (Strong Interest Inventory Certified), Trauma-Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Somatic & Solution-Focused.
Accreditation: Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO #004684)
Registered Reiki Practitioner, Canadian Reiki Association (CRA)
Professional Memberships: Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP), Clinical Member 2019 – Present
Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Professional Member 2015 – Present
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Professional Member 2015 – 2018, Student Member 2013 – 2015