I am a bilingual Registered Psychotherapist offering individual and family therapy with over 10 years of experience.
My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, challenging life transitions, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep difficulties, and stress and anger management. Since 2007, I have been specializing in treating various forms of trauma, both recent and past, with a broad spectrum of clients. I believe traumas are a result of events, big or small, that leave a lasting emotional and psychological impact. We often hear of the 'big' traumas, but every day events such as bullying, childhood neglect, rejection, or a medical diagnosis can all have a traumatic effect on a person.
In addition to my work in private practice, I have worked in the non-profit sector offering psychotherapy to newcomers and vulnerable people. I provided crisis intervention and long-term therapy to individuals suffering from pre and post-migration challenges, transgenerational issues, integration difficulties, and PTSD. I offered psychotherapy to victims of war trauma, torture, political persecution, and sexual assault. Working with this clientele and an internationally trained team of clinicians, has helped me develop a global understanding of and a broader approach to treating mental health issues.
I am an interactive, client-centred therapist. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and address personal life challenges.
I am a graduate of the University of Ottawa's counselling program. I hold a Master of Education in Educational Counselling (2008), a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology (2005), and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2003).
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I am also a Certified EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a member of EMDR Canada.
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I use a variety of therapeutic approaches from a multicultural framework. By integrating several therapeutic approaches, I can tailor the therapy to suit your needs as we work together to attain your goals.
I work with adolescents (14+) and adults from all backgrounds in a safe, open, and non-judgmental environment. Life can be tough sometimes, the good thing is you do not need to do all by yourself. We will work collaboratively to get you inspired and with an arsenal of positive coping tools.
My approach is to understand your worldview and your experiences in it.
I am a caring, empathetic, trustworthy, and nonjudgmental psychotherapist with several years’ experience working in the social services field. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and my role as your therapist is to serve as a guide as you work towards your goals. I invite you to contact me today as you embark on your healing journey.