I am a Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist, previously trained as a Lawyer, Social Worker, Counsellor, Family Mediator and Vocational Disability Assessor. With over decade of experience, I help individuals, couples and families rise from different challenges of living while assisting them to get unstuck through learning to trust their authentic selves.
My approach is gentle, yet direct and solution oriented – it emphasizes the development of courage to change what does not work in your life, by supporting you to create meaningful ways of overcoming your challenges and achieving desired outcomes in different life domains.
My own life transitions, coupled with my professional experience and educational background in law, social work, psychotherapy, counselling, rehabilitation and mediation have allowed me to easily relate to, connect, and work with a wide range of challenges and people. As a part of my career journey, I have been provided counselling, psychotherapy, assessments, mental health, and rehabilitation consultation services in various professional environments including post-secondary education (York University – Osgoode Hall Law School and Fleming College); medical assessment centres (Omega Medical), community medicine, family health team, employment, corporate and medico-legal sectors. In addition, I have been training Career Counsellors and Psychotherapists in training from George Brown College, University of Toronto (OISE), Yorkville and York Universities.
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Brief-Solution Focused Counselling and and Medico-Legal Vocational Assessments.
I work with Trauma, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Interpersonal Conflicts, Workplace and Court mandated Counselling, Career-Academic-Life transitions and related stress; addictions, Return to Work post-injuries.
I have been working in the field of Social Work for over 17 years. I have a Masters in Social Work, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and training in EMDR Therapy.
As a therapist I have worked with a diverse population which include children, adolescents, adults and families who have experienced trauma, loss, separation, abuse, human trafficking, anxiety, depression, mental, emotional and behavioural issues in a community based organization. My clinical experience has also involved working with children and youth that have been separated from their families due to abuse and helping these families with reunification whenever possible. I have extensive experience working with children, youth and their families in the Child Protection system, Youth Justice system and Family Court system. I have also had the privilege of working on the Human Trafficking committee for one of the Child Protection agencies in Toronto. I feel honoured to have worked with such a diverse population to help them in their paths to healing. I look forward to continuing my work as a therapist to help you in your healing process.