As your therapist, I will always do my best to meet you where you are at and approach any work we do together through a lens of kindness and empathy. I recognize that the human experience can be hard at times (or perhaps, all the time), and my goal is to walk alongside you as you navigate the journey in a way that allows you to grow while being supported.
I work from a person-centred approach and recognize that you are the expert in your own life. Discovering what is important to you is a vital part of the therapeutic process, and I will always aim to honour your experiences and prioritize your goals.
Some of the other approaches I draw from within my work are Self-Compassion and Radical Self-Love, Emotions-Focused, Narrative-Based and Counter-Storying, and Mindfulness. I can also draw on tools from both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), should they feel appropriate or beneficial. Additionally, I deeply believe in the importance of trauma-informed work and harm-reduction approaches. Finally, I am committed to anti-oppressive practices within my work and appreciate that an intersectional lens is necessary to understand the uniqueness of all lived experiences.
I can help you navigate a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, family or relationship issues, identity concerns, work or academic issues, as well as navigating difficult emotions such as stress, anger, or shame.
Working with folks in recovery from eating disorders/disorder eating is also a particular focus of mine and can include work surrounding body image and self-esteem. Additionally, I have a history of working with survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence and want to establish that I believe all survivors. Finally, I want to note that as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community myself, I welcome working with any and all gender identities or sexual orientations.
If you think we may work well together, I would be happy to discuss how we can integrate your values, goals, and desires alongside any specific approaches that feel relevant or useful. I look forward to meeting you!