I work as a psychological associate. A psychological associate is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario who is authorized to provide psychological services autonomously in the province of Ontario.
There are many things about my work that I appreciate and enjoy. I appreciate the opportunity my work provides to offer care, presence, and acceptance to people in a non-rushed way. I also appreciate the creativity, holistic understanding, application of fascinating research, and the diverse collaborations and settings my work can entail. I appreciate being able to make a positive difference in people’s lives. My heart feels warmed when I see people gain confidence, insight, skills, and/or a growing inner ease and calm as a result of our work together.
I have a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology from Queen’s University (2002) and a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto (2004). My graduate research looked at abuse, trauma, wilderness therapy, and processes of healing. My continuing education has included a significant emphasis on the areas of emotion-focused therapy, compassion-focused therapy (and compassion-based therapies more broadly), psychophysiology, neurobiologically-informed approaches to trauma therapy, nature and well-being, the expressive arts, and mindfulness.
I am committed to providing resources and services that inspire and that help people feel capable, caring, and whole – whether in relation to themselves or in relation to their work with others.