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.