As a paramedic, I learned that to maintain my mental health, I needed to reach out. Early on in my career I experienced an event that left me feeling disoriented, confused and it changed me.
It took time to notice that “something was wrong”. It felt like I had fallen into a hole, and there was no light. With time and help, I found a way "back" and a to new profession.
What I bring to the therapeutic relationship is years of lived knowledge, not only as a paramedic. This lived knowledge allows me to "be" with you in your experience. As you are the expert of your experience.
The first step is the most difficult. You found your way here, asking for help is hard, I hope you take the next step and reach out. There are no guarantees in life, but you are here. Are you ready?
I graduated from Yorkville University in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and am a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Curiosity has helped me learn that there are many ways to achieve an outcome or goal. Exploring the world with photography, art, nature (I especially love owls) and travel have opened to my mind to other perspectives and to be creative. For my own wellbeing, I integrate many creative outlets as part of my self-nurturing practice.
I am an Intermediate-level student of Somatic Experiencing® (a body-centered approach to healing trauma). Our beginning steps will likely include mindful and compassionate practices, as well as cognitive and narrative therapies. We go at your pace,
in your own time.