"Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves
even when we risk disappointing others."     
                                                                                                                                    Brene Brown
Individual Counselling Sessions

For the time being I will be offering sessions to clients through an online platform that allows for secure and confidential video chat. 

I provide one hour, individual sessions for adults in a comfortable, private space.  I offer appointments during the daytime, some evenings, and from November to May on Saturday mornings.

I use a combination of approaches including mindfulness, emotion focused, person centred, strength based, feminist, and self-compassion to explore one's own emotions and triggers and to learn how to live in the moment, understand what has been challenging you, how the issue is affecting you and your daily life, and then start to make the positive changes you are looking for.

Please note:

If you are in crisis please either attend the Emergency Department of Oshawa Lakeridge Health or call 911.


Are you struggling with:
  • Anxiety and/or Depression

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Abuse/Intimate Partner Violence  

  • Stress Management

  • Separation/Divorce Issues

  • Sleeping Issues

  • Family Conflict

  • Parenting Struggles

  • Blended Family Issues

  • Women's Issues

  • Coping Skills

  • Codependency

  • Life Transitions

  • Peer Relationships

  • Perfectionism/Shame

  • Life Coaching

Collaborative Law Family Professional

A family professional is a neutral person who helps families identify and settle issues that can be emotionally and financially draining. The focus of this role is to support parents in creating and implementing effective parenting plans, when needed get the views and preferences of the children, foster effective co-parenting relationships, and support you to be your best self through the process. Though new to the role of Collaborative Law Family Professional, I bring several years of family law experience from my role as a family court support worker at a local non-profit agency supporting abused women involved in the family law process. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Social Work - Children and Families degree, have completed Level 1 & 2 of the Collaborative Law training program along with a Masters level course in Family Mediation, and have also completed several trainings related to Intimate Partner Violence and Family Law. My experience also includes facilitating groups with teen survivors of childhood sexual abuse, women survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and adults struggling with mental health issues. I am a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the Ontario Association of Social Workers, Chi Delta, the University of Toronto’s chapter of Phi Alpha Social Work Honour Society and Collaborative Practice Durham Region. Along with being a private practice counsellor and therapist in Whitby, I also work at the Durham Court House Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) facilitating mediation intakes and Mandatory Information Program (MIP) sessions, and teach part time for the Continuing Education Social Service Worker program at Durham College. I approach clients from a compassionate, non-judgemental, open-minded, and ethical perspective, while I support clients to make positive changes in their lives.

Office Hours










10:00 am - 7:00 pm

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

10:00 am - 4:00 pm (November - April)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm (May - October)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (November - April)


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