Becoming certified in Dr. Karyl McBride’s WIEBGE 5-Step Recovery model has been an exciting development in my professional development. This conceptualization of the family system and how it can affect adult children has revolutionized my understanding of how to support someone looking to recover from their silently abusive childhoods. I already have a passion for working with trauma clients, and now I love using the 5-step model with clients to infuse hope, empowerment, recovery, and healing into their lives in this specialized space.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario, Canada. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) specializing in mental health studies, as well as a Master of Arts in counselling psychology from Yorkville University. This educational background provided me with the foundations in being a positive, non-judgmental professional. Ultimately, my goal is for you to feel heard and supported while dealing with emotional challenges, relationship issues, or life’s stresses while working to inspire outcomes such as self-awareness, problem-solving, self-esteem, and acceptance.
I consider myself to be an eclectic psychotherapist, in that I create treatment plans tailored to the person rather than trying to fit them into a one-size-fits-all box. I work with techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, expressive arts, narrative therapy, with themes such as inner child work, self-compassion, shame/vulnerability, and mindfulness. I work with clients aged 12 years old and up. I have experience working with people in the LGBTQIA+ populations.
My private practice is currently entirely online and provides services over the phone or video chat. I offer a sliding scale in cases where this is necessary, and my services are covered under most extended insurance plans. I offer free 30-minute consultations where we can discuss what you are going through, what I bring to therapy, and whether we would be a good fit. Send me an email and inquire about when we can set up a consultation. Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario: License #009609 Ontario. Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Listed and Verified in Psychology Today
License and Credentials:
B.Sc(Hons), MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Mailing address only: 701 Rossland Road East, Suite 613, Whitby ON, L1N9K3
My practice is entirely online and I serve all of Ontario, Canada
Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training