As a therapist, I feel my job is to help you work through areas of challenge in your life as you seek improvement.
I have a passion to work with students, adults, couples, and adolescents who are seeking change from challenges in their life. From anxiety and depression, to coping with life changes, grief, trauma, suicide, crisis, or low self-esteem, I believe that every person can experience improvement in their situation. I apply that hope to how I approach each person's story; I believe that there is hope in what may seem like a hopeless situation.
Some of us need a safe place to process what life hands us, others want to work on specific changes in their life, and some want to prepare for upcoming transitions (e.g. marriage, new child, moving away from home, etc). I support individuals, couples, or families in each of these goal areas, and more.
I have compassion for those feeling stuck because of anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, or unclear future direction. I also believe that some of my work, such as premarital counselling, can be preventative so that we can take steps to build resilience. Working with students prepared me to journey with people who desire balance and peace amid life transitions.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Queen’s University before earning my Master of Divinity in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University College and Seminary.