"Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation."
                                                                                                   Audre Lorde
Individual Counselling Sessions

During this time of social distancing I am offering sessions through a secure and confidential online video chat platform or contact me to discuss how I'm offering in-person sessions. Take care everyone!

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, attachment-based, strength-based, feminist, and implementing 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.


As a Collaborative Law Family Professional, I bring several years of family law experience from my role as a family court support worker and legal support worker at a local non-profit agency supporting abused women involved in the family law process. Along with my U of T MSW degree which focused on Children and Families, I have completed Level 1 & 2 of the Collaborative Law training program along with a Masters level course in Family Mediation, and I 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.


Along with being a private practice counsellor and therapist and Collaborative Law Family Professional, I also work at the Durham Court House Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) facilitating mediation intakes, providing resources, and co-facilitating the Mandatory Information Program (MIP) sessions. 

See the Collaborative Law Durham website for more information about the Collaborative Law process.

I approach clients from a compassionate, non-judgemental, open-minded, attentive, and ethical perspective as 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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