The human condition is one of complexity, variation, beauty and difficulty. In our work together I hope to collaborate and explore your needs, experiences, and find ways to best meet your goals. I am dedicated to creating a comfortable space that fosters connection. I work from the belief that you are the expert and the narrator of your own story.
Education and Training
I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in health and mental health. I have received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Solution Focused, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
I have experience working with people from many different walks of life. I have worked with individuals who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals with learning differences (including ASD), immigrants and refugees, and individuals with chronic pain and illnesses. I have experience working with individuals ages 13-75+.
My practice is rooted in trauma informed care, anti-oppressive practice, and person centered approaches. I have extensive training in cross-cultural practice and believe in upholding and respecting cultural needs and perspectives.
I am compassionate and empathetic. I use these attributes to cultivate a warm, non judgemental space in which we can work together to meet your needs.
I am originally from a small town in California. As I was growing up, I was aware of the effect that the drug epidemic and rising housing costs was having on my community and California as a whole. As a result, I became driven to explore mental health. I went on to receive my Bachelors in Psychology from UC Davis. While completing my degree I noticed that psychology rarely looked at how an individual’s environment can affect their mental health. I became passionate about social work as it focuses, not only, on the individual but also their environment. As a result of these experiences, I work with individuals to not only look at self, but at how our surroundings affect the way we live and our mental wellbeing.