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I’m happy to have the opportunity to work with you and support your healing journey. I’m a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, and Yoga Teacher. I’m also a queer/ non-binary policy-nerd and activist, who is passionate about social justice and systemic change.
In my work, I primarily use:
- Narrative therapy
- Mindfulness techniques
- Motivational interviewing approaches
- CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) as an adjunct to other techniques
- Solutions-focused therapy
My passions include working with families of LGBTQIA+ folks to help support and validate their experiences as they come to terms with their loved-ones’ explorations and expressions of identity, and working with health care providers to unpack implicit bias. I also work with folks who are Neurodivergent, folks who are struggling with chronic or newly diagnosed illness, and folks considering career change. I take a holistic view of health and well-being, and work to support client’s self-determination.
My approach is anti-oppressive, incorporates critical race theory and aims to be de-colonial. I hold and honours BSW and MSW focusing on social justice and mental health, and am completing a PhD in Medicine examining critical Whiteness in psychiatry, and the pathway to address health care provider bias.
Who I work with:
I work with adults in many areas, including:
- Relationships and communication, including non-monogamy and kink
- LGBTQIA+, questioning and coming out
- Neurodivergence and managing work and family life
- Trauma coping skills
- Medical diagnoses and adjustment
- – including patient, and long-term-care system navigation
- Workplace challenges
- Career and education transitions
I also work with teens and their families in a variety of areas, including:
- Gender journeys
- Sexual orientation
- Medical issues
- Career preparation and education transitions
Health Care providers and administrators: I have a special interest in supporting your work related to:
- Burnout/ workplace stress
- Understanding & challenging implicit bias, and promoting personal & systemic change
I am available to see clients Tuesday-Thursday, though may be able to adapt this schedule with some notice. Currently only seeing clients virtually due to Covid-19 safety.
Psychotherapy is charged at a rate of $160/ hour for individual therapy; $200/ hour for couples and family sessions.
Career and education counselling starts at $100/hour for academic advising, academic program planning, and career counselling. Support for mid-late career professionals in career transition is available for $200/hour. Adjunct CV, resume and cover letter preparation is available at $50-100/hour, depending on complexity of the document required.
I have a limited amount of sliding scale spots available for all services.
To connect for a complimentary 20-30minute consult to see if we’re a good fit, email me at email@example.com