Offering In-Person and Virtual Sessions
Registered Social Worker
Hi. I’m glad you’ve found your way here. Maybe you are suffering in overwhelming emotions, or facing unrelenting critical thoughts or negative beliefs about yourself. Maybe you simply have the sense that life could feel differently for you (perhaps lighter, more joyful, perhaps less numb, and more connected to yourself and others).
My approach is relational, gentle, attuned, and creative. I am a trauma-based therapist, and integrate psychodynamically oriented talk therapy with sensorimotor (body-based) and EMDR (trauma processing) modalities. I am committed to anti-racism and issues of social justice. My practice is rooted in principles of equity and inclusion, and I work to actively dismantle racism and oppression. I am listening and actively learning and working to take action.
Whether you are new to therapy, or simply ready to re-connect to your therapy work, I hope this space can feel like a place to land for you.
Areas of Practice
Trauma (and complex trauma)
Grief (and complex grief)
Stress and Burnout
General mental wellness
*Registered Social Workers are covered under most insurance benefits.
Accessible Therapy/Sliding Scale program offered.
Education & Certifications
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto, 2013
Emotion-Focused Therapy, Les Greenburg, 2014
Yoga Teacher Training (200hr), Kripalu, 2015
Dialectical Behavioural Training, 2016
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, 2017
Narrative Certification, 2017
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I, Sensorimotor Institute, 2019
EMDR Basic Training, Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic, 2020
Clinical Supervision Certification, Almuth Weigeldt, 2022-2023
EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDRIA, 2023
Clinical Hypnosis Level II, ASCH, 2023
EMDR Consultant-in-Training, EMDRIA, Current
What are you listening to right now?
Taylor Swift and Kim Carness
What are you reading right now?
You Better Be Lightning by Andrea Gibson
My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem
What’s your favourite way to spend free time?
Living room dance parties, belly laughing with friends, hiking with my family, sitting in the sun with a very hot coffee, charcuterie boards, going on adventures, running, yoga, trying a new recipe.
Who do you work with?
People often come to see me with experiences of anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. I work with adults across the age span. Sometimes people come to simply work on themselves.
What would you like a client to say about working with you?
I would wish for a client to say that they felt a stronger sense of self through our work together, and that the work helped them connect with their own wisdom and ability to heal.
What is your favourite poem?
Life doesn’t always get better.
But you do.
You get stronger.
You get wiser.
You get softer.
With tattered wings you rise.
And the world watches in wonder
at the breathless beauty of
a human who survived life.
Tell me about one experience that changed your life:
In 2013, I went to Kripalu for my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. It’s hard to find language that does justice to the experience, but I think the combination of the immersion in nature and my own yoga practice, the sense of community, the music, the dancing, the food, the learning and skill building, the friendships and the feeling deeply seen – it’s an experience that shifted me in a profound way.