“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the puzzle.”
It can be hard to see our whole selves from within our own stories–like trying to see our own eyes. As a supportive ally, I can help you to explore fresh perspectives when you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck. Reflecting on the scripts you have been rehearsing and playing, perhaps for many years, together we can re-interpret the stories that have limited you. Our work has the potential to transform your sense of who you are, how you relate to yourself and how you relate to others.
My approach is collaborative and flexible. Depending on your unique needs, we may use elements of:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Narrative Therapy
- Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
- Caregiver Stress,
- Trauma, Vicarious trauma,
- Major Life Changes, Changes in health
- Interpersonal difficulties, personal growth
- 2SLGBTQI+ relationships
Being incapable of leaving myself behind…I bring my whole self to this practice, including my Queerness, and a silly sense of humour. I have been fortunate to have found a career path aligned with social justice and anti-oppressive principles. I have worked for many years in non-profit agencies, with adults who live with complex histories of loss, illness, trauma and marginalization. Along the way I completed a Master of Social Work degree and trainings in Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma informed practice, Internal Family Systems and Neurofeedback. Supervision and continuing education are integral to my professional development. Outside of work, it is always important for me to make time for creativity and play. I am currently learning to play bass guitar. I enjoy literature, drama, art and music; and I love nurturing creativity in others.
What makes you feel most yourself and most alive?
You are welcome to schedule a series of sessions focused on a specific issue; or to enter into an open-ended therapeutic process.
- Sundays at the Healing Collective
- Virtual Therapy
- By appointment
$130 per hour. This includes any resource materials we may use. I offer a sliding scale when possible. Most extended Health Benefits plans include coverage for therapy with a registered social worker.
I offer a 20 minute complimentary phone consultation. Please feel welcome to connect with me.