About Me

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In her book The Gifts of Imperfection, Bréné Brown says that "owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do". It is my privilege as a Psychotherapist to provide space and support as individuals dive into the stories of their lives and do the hard work of healing. 

For the past decade I have been focused on working with individuals pursuing healing from substance use, mental health, and trauma. Through this work I've developed a special interest in trauma treatment and recovery

which led to my becoming certified in EMDR. My therapeutic technique also incorporates aspects of

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Ego State therapy, Somatic therapy

Polyvagal theory, mindfulness-based, and attachment-based therapies.

Registration:

  • Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario [Registration # 004884]

  • Certified Canadian Counsellor [Certification # 6683]

  • EMDR Certified Therapist
     

Training:

  • Minding the Body: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness with Janina Fisher

  • Transforming the Impacts of Intergenerational Trauma with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy 
    with Leanne Campbell

  • Calming the Inner Critic:  Working with Punitive Introjects, Ego States, and Dissociative Parts with Kathy Steele

  • New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression with Janina Fisher

  • Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy with Ricky Greenwald

  • Treating First Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy with E.C. Hurley, 

  • See Me, Feel Me, Heal Me: EMDR Therapy, Mirror Neurons & Neural Synchrony with Uri Bergman

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Candace Monson

  • Advanced EMDR Workshop: The Progressive Approach and Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders with Dolores Mosquera

  • DBT Theoretical Foundations and Skills Training at Homewood Health Centre

  • EMDR Training Program with the Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic

  • Trauma Focused CBT
    with the Medical University of South Carolina & National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

  • Seeking Safety: A model for trauma and/or substance use with Lisa M. Najavits

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