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I come to this role with a relevant background because my professional practice has been focused on counselling young adults for many years. When you meet with me for the first time, we will figure out together what is going to work best for building rapport and developing our counselling relationship. You may know exactly what you want to talk about in counselling, or you might be unsure but have a general feeling that counselling could help you figure things out. I have experience helping young adults with concerns related to all kinds of relationships (romantic, peers, parents or professors). I am comfortable addressing mental wellness, grief and bereavement, social isolation, sex and sexuality, intimacy, fertility, parenting, body image, self-compassion, school and work issues, substance use, financial stress, ageism, finding meaning and purpose, independence, coping strategies and anything else that life has thrown at you. I also have experience in healthcare counselling, so we can explore what it is like to deal with an acute or chronic health issue, if that applies to you.
I strive to integrate equity principles into my practice and I believe that we all should be aware of how our background and social location influences our worldviews. I draw on several different therapeutic models, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems and Dignity Therapy. Most importantly, you and I will both know after a couple sessions if we have a good connection that we can use as a building block for our work together. If not, that is ok, it is no one’s fault! There isn’t a counsellor who is a perfect match for everyone. If it is a good fit, then it will be great to see how counselling can help you in your life.
- MB Blue Cross (Direct billing offered)
- Greenshield (Direct billing offered)
- Self Pay
- University Student
- Non-Student Adult