I have been working as a Psychotherapist in private practice since 2013 and I have been in the mental health field since 2008. I bring a broad range of education and experience to my work.
I have been providing psychotherapy and counselling to adults since 2013.
Before going into private practice I worked in the mental health field in child and youth related positions. I worked directly with children and adolescents in Foster Care, Group Homes and a Mental Health Treatment Residence with children with trauma, attachment disorders and mental health problems.
In addition to working as a Registered Psychotherapist I am a mother, wife, seeker and dreamer. When I am not busy working or chasing my children I am usually reading about psychology, spirituality, neuroscience, personal growth, health and nutrition.
I am committed to serving humanity by offering a space for healing and growth within the container of a therapeutic relationship.
As a child, I recall wondering to myself, why do people do what they do? Why do they think and behave in the ways that they do? In retrospect I can see that I have always had an interest in human development, behaviour and psychology but it wasn’t something I considered as a career path until later in life- until my own struggles pushed me there.
My first endeavor in post-secondary education was to follow my creative drive in pursuit of a career in fashion design. I worked in fashion and costume design for several years. I enjoyed using my creative skills at work, however I found myself feeling empty due to the lack of authentic, compassionate connection that I experienced working in that industry. It became apparent to me that I wanted to do something that felt more meaningful to me with my life.
During this same time, it also became clear to me that I needed to face my personal struggles with anxiety, depression, complex grief and childhood trauma (developmental trauma).
When I left my career in the fashion world I began to seek out the help I needed. It was through my personal journey of psychotherapy that I was able to dig deep, heal old wounds and release myself from the constant loop of anxiety and depression I had been stuck in. Sometimes I am still blown away at how different I am as a person than I was before beginning my healing journey.
The personal healing and growth I experienced during my time in therapy ignited a flame in me to learn more about the human experience, psychology and spirituality. Undergoing my own therapeutic process, and transforming my life as a result, made me want to be able to do the same for others. This led me to go back to school and eventually study psychotherapy.
My passion and dedication to unfolding the potential of the human psyche and spirit has only grown since beginning my psychotherapy practice.
I feel honoured and blessed each day to walk with others on their personal journey's of healing and transformation.