Ultimately therapy is all about you, but here’s a bit more about me and my background to give you an idea of who you’ll be working with!

Therapist Richmond Hill

Throughout my life I’ve always been that go to person in my circle when someone has a problem they want to talk about or needs a shoulder to cry on. For as long as I can remember I’ve been able to connect with people in a way that makes them feel heard, comfortable, and supported.

My own struggles and life experiences guided me towards this career path, and I’m so grateful that they did! Going home every day knowing that I could offer someone support and hope when they’re struggling is such a great feeling.

Some Career History

My path as a therapist started as a help-line crisis counselor, where I provided individuals with emotional support, crisis intervention, and resource referrals. I’ve also provided psychotherapy services at an agency that supports victims of domestic violence, and in a university setting where my clients included students who were facing academic and mental health-related challenges.

Throughout my time in private practice, I’ve worked with individuals facing a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, eating and weight issues, anger, trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, and emotion-management among others.

Career History is Fun and All, But Who Am I Really?

I’m not even sure where to begin with this section but here I go…

I like to spend time outdoors, travel, and experience new things. I’m always the person to suggest doing a random activity. No adrenaline junkie stuff though, I’m deathly afraid of heights!

I live a plant-based lifestyle, and am pretty passionate about animal and human rights. I truly believe in equality and having compassion for all living things, including our animal friends.

I have a huge sweet tooth and can over-indulge in vegan sweets from time to time. Come to think of it, I also really like salty snacks….so overall I guess I just like snacks?

My favourite thing to do is spend time with the important people in my life…and my dog, Baci, who I also consider a person.

To relieve stress my go to self-care involves putting on a face mask and watching a teen drama on Netflix! I also try to exercise regularly, meditate, and make a lot of lists to organize my thoughts when I’m feeling overwhelmed.

Credentials

  • Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers)

  • Registered with the OASW (Ontario Association of Social Workers)

  • Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Psychology from York University

  • Master of Social Work degree specializing in Mental Health and Health from the University of Toronto

Additional Education

  • Working With Emotion in Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders

  • Mindfulness-Based Narrative Inquiry

  • Resilience Focused Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy

  • Brief Counselling and Narrative Therapy

  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence