Practicum students offer low cost counselling at $50 per session
and also accept a limited number of clients for free counselling.
I am a Practicum student completing my Masters Degree in Counselling with CityUniversity. I believe that counselling is a collaborative process between therapist and client with the goal of learning new thinking and behavior patterns to cope with challenges
that may be encountered at different phases of our lives.
I enjoy working with youth (10+), young adults, and adults. My approach is empathetic, open-minded and attuned to what you share with me. The treatment modalities I draw from in therapy are evidence-based CBT in working with clients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief.
Having completed a long-term career in the First Responder community as a firefighter I have a vested interest in continuing to work in a helping capacity with people’s well-being. My experiences of witnessing the effects of trauma exposure and organizational stress inform my focus of working with clients who have been exposed to these type of events. I also believe that work/home transitions can be challenging and learning new cognitive and behavioral patterns have the potential to alleviate these stressors.
When I am not working, I am an outdoor enthusiast that reaps the benefits our beautiful province has to offer, particularly hiking and mountain biking. I have also been married for many years and am a proud mom of two children. Our household includes a beloved dog and cat.
Aside from English I also speak fluent German.