I am a clinical social worker providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families who are struggling to make sense of life and the challenges they face. I have been in the field for the past ten years, and am passionate about helping people find meaning and purpose in their life. I have always been drawn to people’s stories, their courage, resiliency and hope, and I am grateful to be able to support people on their journey. I bring compassion and creativity to the therapeutic relationship and work in a collaborative manner with my clients to gain insight to the root of the problem. I received my MSW from McGill University, and my Bachelors of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. I have additional training in mindfulness based cognitive therapy, EMDR and dialectical behaviour therapy. I have particular expertise and passion for working in the areas of loss/grief, perinatal/maternal mental health, and infertility; in addition to anxiety, depression and life/work balance.
Through offering a safe, non-judgemental environment, I will help you to see that you are the expert of your own life. My approach is client centered, and I will support you to identify your inner strengths and resources. I come to psychotherapy from an attachment based, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive perspective and draw from modalities such as mindfulness based practices, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (among others). Whenever possible, I encourage creativity and draw from my background working with expressive arts therapies.
When not at the Healing Collective, I love hanging out with my kiddos, learning to play the cello, and reading cookbooks while I imagine delicious gourmet dinners that I won’t make.
I offer complimentary 15 min phone consults. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can start talking and see if we are a good fit.
I look forward to meeting you!
In addition to her private practice, Caitlin regularly runs a postnatal mental health group:
Perinatal Mental Health Group for New Mothers (Virtual). For mothers with infants 18months and younger.
This group has been developed to provide a space for new parents to discuss their own experiences in new motherhood. The transition to parenthood may be one of the biggest shifts one can experience in life. While exciting, it can often be riddled with challenges… some expected, some not. Once in the thick of it, parents often report overwhelm that can profoundly affect their mental health and wellbeing, with symptoms of depression and anxiety often being very common. This group is equal parts supportive and empowering, cathartic and connective. We hope to offer you a space (from the comfort of your home) to talk about all the ups and downs of new parenthood. Over eight sessions, we will address themes including: Processing your story & Birth trauma, Identity and transitions, Isolation, Self-care & collective care, Changes & challenges in intimate relationships and partnerships, Family dynamics & communication, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Parent-child attachment, Guilt & shame.
Led by therapists who are also mothers, treatment interventions throughout the group include CBT, DBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Self Compassion, Narrative Therapy and more.