I am a Registered Social Worker and a good standing member with both the Ontario Association of Social Workers and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
I am a highly experienced, skilled, and passionate Registered Social Worker in private practice. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Social Work from York University in 1998 and my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto in 2000. My passion for working with adolescents and young adults stems from my knowledge that the teenage and young adulthood years are marked by growth and change, therefore representing a unique window of opportunity to provide timely and effective support. In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a mental health clinician in outpatient mental health programs and as a school board social worker. Through all of these experiences, I have gained a unique perspective and expertise that support the mental health needs of teenagers and young adults.
I opened my private practice in 2015 and pride myself on ensuring a safe, open, collaborative, and respectful space where clients will be heard, understood and valued. My approach is genuine, non-judgmental, compassionate, individualized and flexible.
Depending on the reason you seek help, we will develop a realistic therapy plan and work together to meet your therapy goals and live a happier and more fulfilled life.
No question is too big or too small, so please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Counselling services are confidential. This means that I cannot share anything discussed in our sessions without your permission or consent. There are exceptions to confidentiality where I may have a legal duty to report to authorities:
45 Minute Counselling Session: 100.00
1 Hour Counselling Session: 130.00
It is a teen and young adult-focused interactive website where visitors can check out how they feel and connect to support early and quickly.
Teen Mental Health
Geared towards teenagers, this website provides learning tools on various mental illnesses, videos, and resources for friends.
Mindfulness for Teens
This website can help teens use mindfulness to handle stress and include apps to practice meditation and guided mediation recordings.
Targeted to help adolescents, teens, and young adults gain insight into and basic skills to manage their symptoms of anxiety disorders, including GAD, social anxiety, specific phobias, and panic attacks.
Anxiety Reliever App
is an app that enables users to track anxiety symptoms and provides relaxation exercises. A limited version of the app is available for free, and the full app can be bought.
Jed Foundation: Promoting emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, this website provides an online resource center, ULifeline, a public dialogue forum, Half of Us, and Transition Year, resources and tools to help students transition to college. http://www.jedfoundation.org/students
Kelty Mental Health Resource Center: Reference sheets are provided with top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support for mental health disorders. http://keltymentalhealth.ca/youth-and-young-adults
Reach Out: This website provides information on specific mental health disorders and resources to help teens make safe plans when feeling suicidal and helpful tips on relaxing. http://au.reachout.com/
Strength of Us: An online community designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve goals through peer support and resource sharing. http://strengthofus.org/
National Eating Disorder Association: Visit www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ or call 1-800-931-2237
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
https://www.connexontario.ca/en-ca/ ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling by connecting them with services in their area. The Government of Ontario funds them.