LIFE CAN BE CHALLENGING.
WE ALL NEED SUPPORT.
REACHING OUT IS THE FIRST STEP.
I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, with a specialization in Spiritual and Depth Psychology. While at Antioch, I studied Tibetan Buddhism in France, exploring its applications to the therapeutic process, and also in San Paulo, Brazil studying the connection between spirituality and medicine. I have since continued in both of these areas of study. I am also a Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician and trained in EMDR. I bring what I learned and incorporate elements as needed into the therapeutic process, with the goal of creating a unique approach based on what the client needs. I have previously worked in community mental health care providing individual and couples therapy. I have also worked in various treatment center settings.
I combine my previous experience with mindfulness, meditation, and Jungian psychology in my therapeutic approach, incorporating them with interventions from other orientations. I have worked with a variety of issues and my clinical areas of specialty include eating and body issues, OCD, depression, and anxiety. I also offer ERP (exposure and response prevention) sessions and utilize alternative locations for these sessions when appropriate.
I also take my passion for mental health outside of the therapy room and enjoy writing and talking about mental health issues. My blog on The Importance of Community and Mental Health can be found on NAMI's website, or linked here. And a talk I gave for Vanier College can be found on YouTube, or linked here. More of my media contributions can be accessed from the media tab.
I approach therapy with the knowledge that each person is different, but by building a strong connection with empathy, understanding, and compassion, healing can begin to take place. I understand that beginning therapy can be intimidating and I work to create an environment where a person can process without judgment. Deciding to reach out is the first step.