Riley started with us in July 2022. When she first approached Carly it was clear that her passion, warmth and enthusiastic spirit would be an incredible asset to our team.
Riley's wealth of experience working with clients in a University heath care setting and previous role as a teacher brings a valuable skill set which offers so much to our clients. Riley brings experience working with children and younger teens using play based therapy and other modalities to help children engage in this important work.
Riley has a passion for growth in this field and we are lucky to have her part of this team.
Riley is looking forward to working with us in-person and online on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Riley is currently accepting clients for her wait list.
As a Registered Psychotherapist, I believe in the innate capacity we all possess to learn, change and grow. In therapy, I foster a space that is welcoming, caring, safe and nonjudgmental, where my clients can be heard and supported. Life is not always easy, and I won’t pretend to have all the answers, but I will be with you as you process and heal.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and French as well as a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. Additionally, I hold my Masters of Divinity in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University. I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I have experience and interest in working with individuals with a variety of mental health related concerns including, family of origin challenges, attachment injuries, relationship difficulties, communication issues, perfectionism, and anxiety. I enjoy working with both individuals and couples.
I bring an attachment-based, and trauma informed lens to my work with clients. My practice draws primarily from the therapeutic approaches of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I seek to meet my clients with strategies and approaches that work best for them, and I tailor my approach to fit the needs of each client.
In working with clients experiencing disordered eating, I integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Emotion Focused Therapy. I believe that this approach takes into consideration two key parts of us all, both mind and emotion.
I am always learning and look forward to what the future brings! I am currently pursuing additional training in Emotion Focused Therapy.
What Made you want to work with CCP?
What drew me to CCP was the opportunity to work and learn within a community of professionals. I’m a huge proponent of lifelong learning and I could tell immediately that CCP would be the place that I could continue to learn and collaborate with other clinicians. I also welcomed the opportunity to be working in the office after many hours spent in my home office!
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is when my clients discover and realize how their own innate resiliency and strength has been with them all along, even in the face of difficulty. It is incredibly rewarding to look back with my clients on the progress that they have made and celebrate these gains.
Most surprising thing about you?
I was an elementary teacher before pursuing a career as a therapist. I am passionate about the impact that education and learning brings- especially within the therapeutic space! I have taught and volunteered in various educational settings both in Halton region, as well as internationally in Honduras and St. Lucia. One last thing, I love home design! You can find me trying the latest DIY’s with the help of my somewhat reluctant husband.