I am a Registered Social Worker who has been practicing in the field of mental health since 2011. I work with children (ages 6 and up), adolescents, and adults using individual and family therapy modalities to address anxiety, depression, attentional difficulties, challenges with self-regulation, and identity/self-esteem issues. I utilize mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused CBT (TF-CBT), narrative therapy, attachment-focused therapy, and play/art-based techniques. I have extensive experience in engaging children and youth in therapy and I strive to create a safe and welcoming space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings.
My field of expertise lies in understanding how the body stores trauma, habitual patterns, and stress, and I am passionate about working with body awareness in order to work through challenges. I have trained with several leading trauma experts in the field and integrate meditation and calming the nervous system as an integral part of my approach. I currently work for an accredited children’s mental health agency agency as a trauma therapist, supporting children who have experienced abuse and trauma. I work with both children and caregivers to process traumatic experiences and heal their bodies, hearts, and relationships.
I earned my Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and have completed multiple additional trainings in order to best support the individuals I work with. I received my Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate from the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and I am a practicing yoga instructor (300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training). My social work practice is heavily influenced by my yoga background, and my yoga classes are mental-health centered and trauma informed. I teach several styles of yoga on a regular basis with a focus on creating community and supporting positive mental health.