My journey to become a psychotherapist started while studying psychology and criminology at York University. At the time I dreamt about becoming a lawyer, however things took a turn when I started volunteering for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. As a community outreach volunteer I quickly learned that my passion lay in helping others take steps towards enriching their lives and breaking out of negative cycles.
After some time volunteering with Queen West CHC and the LGBT Youthline, I returned to school to pursue my Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto. During the program I completed a 2 year specialized psychotherapy placement with Mount Sinai Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry. Since then I have worked as a Social Worker and Psychotherapist at the Village Family Health Team, Toronto General Hospital, and Ryerson University.
From day one we will work together to uncover and develop goals that will help you to live the life you want. I believe mental health is more than the absence of illness, it is also about ensuring a sense of balance, self-acceptance, and finding your own recipe for happiness. I draw upon a number of approaches including Person-Centred Therapy, CBT, Psychodynamic therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. All my work is trauma informed, and takes an anti-oppressive and anti-racist approach.
One of the unique aspects of my approach is my sense of humour and how I weave it in to help clients develop insights and tame their fears. Therapy can be challenging at times, but I believe that laughter can be a special part of the healing process.