Services

Individual Psychotherapy & Counselling

Children's Therapy & Counselling

EMDR Therapy

Eating Disorders Support

Family Counselling

 
 

Counselling & Therapy can help with:

Relationships  (ex. navigating family history/experiences, relationship patterns, attachment, parenting, family therapy, etc.)

Trauma (ex. trauma symptoms, navigating past traumatic events: childhood trauma, domestic violence)

Anxiety (ex. generalized, social anxiety, phobias, OCD)

Eating and Body Image (ex. disordered eating/eating disorders, intuitive eating principles, compassion focused)

Transitions (ex.. perinatal mental health, divorce/separation support for children, couples and/or families, family conflict, pregnancy, coping with changes)

Grief or Loss (including palliative care, illness, etc.)

Social Struggles (ex. bullying, workplace conflict, social anxiety, family related stressors, relationships, boundaries)

Moods/Emotions (ex. overwhelming feelings, behaviours, anger, depression, mood disorders)

Learning and/or attention differences (ex. ADHD)

 

My Therapeutic Approach

I have prioritized client-centered, compassion focused and strength-based practice in my role as a social worker.. To me this means being able to provide guidance, supports and services according to my clients self-expressed needs and/or challenges. It also means that I operate under the belief and understanding that all of my clients intrinsically possess the strength and resilience to cope with whatever barriers they are facing. I am simply a guide or support along the way.

 

An integrated theoretic framework guides my work. I would say that as a social worker, my work is grounded in systemic theory, but that it draws from varying degrees of behavioural, cognitive and psychodynamic theory also. Similarly, though I am trained in many, I don’t tend to adhere to a specific therapeutic modality all the time. I draw on techniques from various approaches dependant on what is needed and what makes sense to my client. I take pride in being able to flow through emotions, experiences and techniques with my clients to truly meet them where they are at. 

  I tend to draw techniques from the therapeutic models or practices listed here >

 

Please be mindful of the fact that the efficacy of these therapeutic models are typically tested in research as distinct and whole (ex. one size fits all). I keep techniques/activities true to the methodology but it is difficult to research the efficacy of an individualized approach where a therapist alters (ex. making an activity into a game or craft) an approach. Therefore, I rely on collaborating with my clients.to decide what works best for them individually.

Therapeutic Modalities I draw from:

Talk Therapies 

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

    • ​ Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (OCD Treatment)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • Relational Therapy (Gottman Method)

  • Intuitive Eating Counselling (in training / https://www.intuitiveeating.org)

  • DBT skills

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy

  • Eye-Movement Desensitization Rehabilitation (EMDR) Therapy

  • Trauma Centered Psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness 

  • Guided Meditation

  • Play Therapy methods (in training)

Somatic Therapies