Owner of CCP
As a therapist I mainly practice from a trauma informed, humanistic and feminist lens. I understand the importance of providing care that is client centred. I consider this work to be the greatest gift you can give yourself and I am grateful to offer this space.
When I work with clients, my goal is to help them see their strengths and identify their pain. Too often we are stuck in a spiral of emotions that we have no idea where they came from or what they are. I believe that with the right support we can heal wounds and experience tremendous growth when given the chance.
I have worked with individuals who were told they would never get better to those who have never stepped foot in therapy. Each and every person I meet is unique and worthy of care.
As a Registered Psychotherapist my clinical training is focussed around providing evidenced based care for a variety of life's challenges. I have pursued training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and extensive Trauma Informed approaches to care. As a Psychotherapist my work is based on providing clinical interventions that help my clients to grow a deeper understanding of themselves along with developing skills to face life's challenges.
Completing my Graduate studies in Clinical Behavioural Sciences along with various specialized diplomas in Addictions and Family and Couples therapy helped me gain clarity in an approach to therapy that is based on equal parts evidence and lived experience. More recently I have pursued more training in supervision and I am passionate about supporting therapists in the field so that they can have a longer and more successful time doing this hard work.
I have sat on various boards and worked in Mental Health Advocacy for more than ten years and I see the need that people have to receive timely and appropriate care. The decision to work in the for profit industry comes from the experiences and frustrations with the lack of understanding and availability of care in our more traditional and OHIP covered facilitates. Our long term goal here at CCP is to develop programming and scholarship programs to make accessing these life saving services easier.
Member of the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO)
Membership with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
Member of the Academy for Eating Disorders
Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders Certification from the University of Chicago
Member of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Clinical Advisory for NIED (National Initiative for Eating Disorders)
Clinical Advisor for Body Brave
Complex training in DBT for Complex Disorders
Clinical Behavioural Sciences Graduate
Honours Degree in Health Studies
Addictions Education Diploma
Marriage and Couples Counselling Diploma
Formative member of the Executive Steering Committee for the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED).
Invited speaker and chair of various public symposia and clinical panels on disordered eating (NIED)
Co-Chair of the first of it's kind Canadian national Clinical Forum and "think-tank" meeting aimed at developing a National Strategy for Eating Disorders