Registered Social Worker
I am a McMaster University Bachelor of Social Work graduate and have spent several years working within the shelter system, supporting women and children experiencing family violence and homelessness. Alongside this, I have been privileged to work with women for over a decade who have been challenged with postpartum depression and/or anxiety. I have also participated in research through McMaster University and have extensive experience as a group facilitator.
As a guest speaker, I have been actively involved in raising awareness about the stigma that accompanies postpartum depression and anxiety. I have been fortunate enough to support individuals from various walks of life, from young adults to seniors, to members of the queer community, while engaging a trauma-informed approach and recognizing that no two individuals are the same.
As we are often at our most vulnerable when attending therapy, I believe providing a safe space for clients to explore their issues is essential. I have experienced counselling and recognize the importance of building a trusting relationship together. As a human being, I do not always have the answers, but I will make it my goal to acknowledge your strengths towards building the life you want. My practice focuses on supporting clients with anxiety, depression, postpartum depression and anxiety, illness anxiety disorder, domestic violence, 2SLGBTQIA community support, and trauma. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Narrative Therapy are some of the modalities I implement.
Outside work and school, I enjoy reading fiction (especially Harry Potter and Outlander!), socializing, powerlifting, singing (dream job other than a social worker- Broadway singer!), and cheering my boys on at their baseball games.