About My Clients
I believe that we all tell stories about ourselves, and we have stories told about ourselves. Therapy is our time for us to learn to expand these stories, and create new possibilities for our lives. As a parent myself, I believe we are all parents in progress, and I bring a warm, caring, insightful approach, using humour and heart to help my clients find satisfying and meaningful relationships.
My Background and Approach
As a parent myself, I believe we are all parents in progress, and I bring a warm, caring, insightful approach, using humour and heart to help my clients find satisfying and meaningful relationships. I work with college-age students and adults with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ, and multicultural/multiracial families and issues around identity. Prior to obtaining my MSW, I worked with children as an ESL teacher and tutor. I hold my Bachelors degree from McGill University and my Masters in Social Work at Smith College. I have lived in 4 countries and travelled extensively- all of which help me bring curiosity and openness to my clients. I have worked at the Institute for Health and Recovery since 2010 (ongoing), and have supervised clinicians in 4 different programs, with clinical supervision being a particular interest of mine.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I know from my own experience parenting, there is no way to be a perfect parent, but a million ways to be a good one. Having children can bring up our own experiences in our family of origin, magnifying these family “legacies” (and we somehow, inexplicably, find ourselves sounding like our mothers…) Our own past hurts can challenge our communication with our children and impede our sense of well-being. While our past relationships can hold many hurts, we can also find healing in our relationships through our time in therapy. Supporting parents and helping families manage these challenges is a passion of mine, and I bring an encouraging, honest and sense of humour to my work with parents and families.