MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist (Online)
My office address is:
247 Main St N, 2nd Floor, Office #8
Brampton, ON L6X 1N3
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My Approach to Counselling
It’s hard for me to describe my approach to counselling, because I try to tailor it to your specific needs, personality, and story. But I can touch on a few beliefs that (I hope) give you a sense of my philosophy:
Therapy should be a space where you say what you don’t feel you can say anywhere else. That may take some getting used to, but it’s an important understanding to develop.
Laughter can be a strong medicine. As one who used to do stand-up comedy, I know how much work it can be to get to a point where you can laugh a little, or at least crack a smile. As one who has availed myself of therapy, I know how some therapists can be a “tough room” and make you feel self-conscious, despite the best of intentions. My hope is to be an “easy room” where you can be yourself and not filter yourself.
Empathy matters more than just about anything. I’m told I have a high level of empathy, but I would say that is just another way to describe curiosity. If I gloss over too many chapters of your life’s story, then of course some things won’t make as much sense. That is why I hope to cover as many chapters as you would like to share, so we can figure out what the next chapters can be about.
I operate in an anti-oppressive framework, in recognition of marginalized communities’ and individuals’ unique challenges.
I also offer consultations in collaboration with a team of Psychiatrists who may provide a diagnosis, suggestions for medical support and/or make therapeutic recommendations. If you would like to learn more about this click here or contact us.
Professional and Educational Background
My career began in crisis services for a crisis phone line and safe beds facility. I then moved to providing case management for folks with dependencies and mental health issues. During this time I also worked for a walk-in counselling program. I did my MSW placement at a Friendship Centre and helped develop a program using both Western and traditional Indigenous approaches to care. I continued working with the Indigenous population alongside the healers and Elders on a part-time basis after my placement was completed.
I have a BA in Psychology, a Post-Grad Certificate in Concurrent Disorder, and a Masters of Social Work.