I have been providing counselling services to children, youth, adults and families, in a variety of settings, and from all walks of life, for the past 13 years. I worked at a community counselling agency in Guelph, in the children's mental health sector, and in residential treatment programs for at-risk children and youth. I am a published author, have experience providing clinical supervision to social work graduate students, and employment counselling for newcomers and 'at-risk' youth.
Working with children, youth, adults and families has shown me that when individuals feel safe, respected, heard and appreciated for who they really are, they respond to life's challenges with creativity and resilience. My practice is guided by these core values. I take great care to create an atmosphere where a genuine human connection takes place.
My approach can be described as attuned, supportive and compassionate listening, where I validate your feelings and thoughts, and respectfully ask questions with the goal of helping you gain perspective on the challenges you are experiencing.
I draw on a variety of perspectives and treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfullness, and Psychodynamic Therapy when working with individuals and families. The approach is necessarily flexible and informed by your needs and preferences as well as the nature of the challenge to be addressed.
By connecting and collaborating with you, a deeper awareness of your strengths and skills as well as any self limiting beliefs and behaviours that may be impeding your growth, will develop. The intention is to work together to foster your capacity to understand and overcome obstacles within yourself, and in your relationships with others that may be blocking you from releasing your emotional pain, and ultimately reaching your full potential.
$120 per session (Individual Counselling)
$150 per session (Family Counselling)
(cheque, cash, e-transfer)
(sliding scale available)
Some extended health care plans offer coverage for services provided by registered social workers. Please check with your plan to determine if you have coverage.
Fees by registered social workers can be claimed as a medical tax deduction.