I provide individual counselling and group therapy. I am passionate about working with all individuals from teens to adults. I believe strongly in openness, compassion and safe environments for clients. Over the past 10 years, I have worked with neurodivergent individuals with exceptionalities (disabilities), particularly autism (ASD), Asperger's, ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, and others. As I explored this area of expertise, I have also built a broad understanding of chronic pain or medical concerns that impact daily lifestyles.
I have experienced working with individual's daily life struggles, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, organization, and other Mental Health concerns that are addressed. I believe it is important to take in consideration of what makes each client truly unique and the expert of themselves.
I have a passion in assisting individuals with complex lives as an adult, post-secondary student, or teen. Complexities between our professional and personal lives impacts so many factors of a client's lifestyle. So I continually build my knowledge on ways to assist clients to create a smoother, more balanced lifestyle in their lives.
My experience with teens and parents involves experience with learning centres and high schools assisting their teams with strategies to support their students and clients. In doing so, I have worked with parents to build consistency in strategies and skills during daily life for their teens, as well as for themselves.
Therapeutic Approaches in my Counselling
Echo joins many sessions. He mostly naps during sessions, but occasionally he'll join in by patting my screen, making some noises and letting clients know he cares too. He brings smiles and joy, especially when we are struggling emotionally.
Echo is a snuggly kitten that is always close to his family. He is sweet with his loud purrs and curling as close to our chins as possible. It is Echo's way of showing you he cares. Often, we consider him as a kitten that acts like a puppy with a big personality., especially because he comes rushing to the door if we've been out for a bit. Echo does the same during sessions, if he isn't asleep, or spending time with my kids.