I am a Registered Psychotherapist, working with individuals and couples in both short and long term therapy.
I am a graduate of the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy. In addition to my training in Relational Psychotherapy, I engage in ongoing learning in various therapeutic practices such as mindfulness, mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I employ these modalities where clients find them beneficial.
My prior academic studies were in music, and I have worked for many years in the arts. I also have a background in mindfulness and mindfulness-based yoga. My background naturally informs my therapeutic style which has been described as warm, open, collaborative and creative. In all my work, I bring curiosity, integrity and a sense of humour.
I believe that the wisdom and power to change lies within each of us, and that we are the experts in our own experience. My aim is to meet you where you are right now, and to help you make the changes you want as you gain self awareness and the confidence to choose what feels right for you.
Relational therapy is often described as a process. I believe in the process because I have experienced the benefits myself. I believe that, in order to show up as my best self to our sessions, I must continue my own work. I do so through personal therapy, group work and peer and clinical supervision.
My approach is grounded in the principles of anti-oppression and intersectional feminism; I practice from a queer, trans and gender non-conforming positive stance. I take seriously the ways that power differentials and social issues impact our experience, and I explore these issues with you as they show up in your life and within the therapy relationship itself.
As a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), I adhere to their strict Code of Ethics. I am also a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).