My role is not to be the expert of your life, but to empower you to be the expert of your own. My goal in therapy is always to be strength-based and collaborative. My job is to support you with your identified goals. I am here to help you decide on the direction of your journey and support you on your path to get there.
It’s always been natural for me to want to help and support others. I feel it’s been my life mission to hear people’s stories and support them through their toughest times. I know that people want to feel understood, validated and safe and I make sure to provide that. I also think it’s important to have a laugh or two along the way.
I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies, Master’s in Social Work and a post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. After working as a mentor for high school students during my graduate program, I learned how unique their issues were to their generation and how much they were struggling trying to balance it all. I also learned how powerful family support can be when a teen is struggling. It was then that I developed my passion for working with teens, young adults and their families to try and help them navigate these difficult barriers.
My approach is systemic, meaning that I take all factors into consideration – past, present and future. Tackling life’s obstacles individually can be difficult. In my work with adolescents and young adults, I notice that they often feel independent and that they want to and are capable of solving these issues on their own. Parents often want to give their teen or young adult space and can be hesitant to impede on their time in therapy. I believe that healing and growth comes relationally and that our collaborative work can have lasting change. This approach stays congruent with the idea that you are the expert of yourself and your family.
I focus on supporting issues related to anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, substance use, self-esteem and relationship struggles and life transitions.
“I am dedicated to helping others heal through connection and relationships. Life can be chaotic and take you through many ups and downs. I’m here to listen, empower and provide the tools needed to get through inevitable obstacles.”
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“Everywhere you look you see information about COVID-19 or Coronavirus. New outbreaks, warnings, cancellations, and the lack of toilet paper in the grocery stores. With all of this news circulating rapidly, it can feel unavoidable not to be consumed, anxious or scared. Figuring out how to continue with your day-to-day life and manage your stress at the same time can feel impossible. Here’s what you need to know in order to not panic…”