I believe my clients have the courageus ability to
examine their own pain when they are ready.
My clients believe that
change is possible.
I became a therapist because I was a client. I tell you this because I saw firsthand how the power of counselling and psychotherapy changed me, my relationship with myself and others. I had struggled with anxiety and depression. You would not have been able to tell from looking at me. I smiled and seemed confident on the outside but on the inside, I couldn’t stand being in my own skin. I needed a change, a new life and I created it.
Counselling and Psychotherapy helped me to find the strength I knew I always had, a new appreciation for the intelligence of my emotions, and the ability to support myself or ask for support when needed. I developed a passion for counselling and psychotherapy because I saw what became possible within me and wanted to provide that for others.
I offer a safe place for clients to develop increased understanding of their internal self and gain a different perspective.
Even though I was moving up in the corporate world I decided to pursue this new adventure. I attended the Transformational Arts College and was certified as a Spiritual Psychotherapist and then attended the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and became a Gestalt Psychotherapist. I opened my private practice when I completed my first program. I juggled my practice, school, my corporate job and being a mom and a wife. After I had my second child, I finished my second program, left my corporate career as an Operations Manager in Supply Chain and Logistics and opened my practice full time.
This journey, coupled with my experiences as a graduate of the University of Waterloo, allowed me to discover what is possible when we know what we want, has given me insight into what we are capable of with self-awareness and deepened my understanding of how to face the challenges that can get in our way.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am a member of The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).
Many clients focus on others to the detriment of themselves.