"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style" - Maya Angelou
GET TO KNOW ME
I am a Kellogg Fellow, registered trauma-informed social worker, psychotherapist, and transformational educator consultant. I specialize in working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds using culturally appropriate approaches and understandings of mental health and well-being to personalize therapy. I work with the individual and/ or couples to work through their difficulties by integrating Emotion Focused, Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behaviour and Mindfulness Therapies. My approach is multidisciplinary and anchored in the values of resilience, and a strength-based client-centered framework. I strongly believe that every person has the ability and strength to work through difficulties with help. I provide psychotherapy for couples and individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, shame, trauma (intergenerational and vicarious), life transitions, grief, and loss.
A BIT ABOUT THERAPY & COUNSELLING
“A JOURNEY OF 1000 MILES BEGINS WITH ONE STEP”
Congratulations for taking your first courageous step towards seeking help.
Therapy is about the individual/couple and therapist working together requiring an investment from both. Helping persons adopt new attitudes toward fear, pain, and feelings of despair, learning how to re-frame thoughts and becoming mindful can result in life-altering perspectives. I incorporate holistic, healing-centered, Emotion Focused, Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behaviour and Mindfulness approaches to facilitate self- exploration, self-understanding, and knowledge of contextual factors while supporting steps towards changing self-defeating behaviour.
Initial Telephone Consultation - up to 30 minutes (Free)
Intake Assessment - 1 hour 15 minutes $180.00 **
Individual Therapy Session – 50 minutes - $150.00 **
Couples Therapy Session – 60 minutes - $220.00 **
Please consider checking with your extended health benefits provider or your employer or private insurance plans to see if Counselling and/or psychotherapy is a covered service.
Method of payment - Cash, cheque, or e-transfer at the time of the session.
**All prices are subject to change without prior notice. Sliding scale is available**
COUPLES THERAPY & COUNSELLING
I work with couples by tailoring my approach to best meet their needs and gain new insights through helping them explore and understand their interactions and the dynamics of the relationship. Couples are provided with opportunities to explore strategies and tools for moving forward.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY & COUNSELLING
It's about possibilities
Therapy is about understanding yourself, exercising self-compassion, feeling better about yourself and being able to make choices. I work with you providing a safe and trusting relationship to explore your feelings, thoughts and actions to help you move forward by tailoring my approach to best meet your needs.