As a registered clinical social worker, I listen compassionately and non-judgmentally, asking questions and guiding you through the challenges you are having. I will help you to define your purpose for counselling and support you to reach your goals. I offer client-centred, emotion-focused, attachment-based counselling services to help you manage challenging issues such as anxiety, depression, parenting, relationships, divorce, grief and stress. I believe that the most challenging times can become the motivation to making a positive change in your life. You can find out more information under "Services". 

     I also work as a Collaborative Law Family Professional, bringing several years of family law experience from my previous position as a Family Court Support Worker (FCSW), my current work as a social worker/therapist, and through my work as an information referral coordinator at the Durham Family Law Information Centre. You can find more information about this under "Services". 

My qualifications include:

  • Master of Social Work Degree: Children and Families, University of Toronto. 2018

  • Level 1 & 2: Collaborative Law training 

  • Masters level course: Family Mediation, University of Toronto. 2018 

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree: Women’s Studies & English Literature, Trent University. 2010 

  • Social Service Worker Diploma, Durham College. 2008

  • Trained in Intimate Partner Violence and Family Law

  • I continue my education through workshops and webinars

My work experience includes:  

  • having worked with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, abuse, co-dependency, stress, coping, and parenting and relationship issues. 

  • having worked with women involved in the family court process, after they have left relationships that involved intimate partner violence.

  • having worked with adults, through the group process, teaching assertiveness skills and mindfulness skills

  • having co-facilitated groups for women learning to manage their emotions related to their family court process

  • Information Referral Coordinator at the Durham Court House Family Law Information Centre

  • having co-facilitated a group for teens with issues related to childhood sexual abuse

  • online teaching for the Durham College social service worker program

I am a member in good standing with:

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

  • the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

  • Ontario Association of Collaborative Practice (OACP) and Collaborative Practice Durham Region

  • International Association of Collaborative Practice (IACP)

  • Chi Delta, the University of Toronto’s chapter of Phi Alpha Social Work Honour Society


     On a personal level, I embrace the joys and challenges of being a parent, stepparent, and grandparent. I look forward to hearing from you. 

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