What are we doing here?
As a client, you may or may not have a clear sense of what brings you to therapy. You may be dealing with depression, anxiety, or addiction, among other things. You might just feel not-great, but don't have a clear idea of what the matter is. Maybe you're experiencing trouble in relationships. Perhaps you can't seem to kick some destructive habits. Maybe you've already been to therapy, in one form or another. Almost certainly, the pandemic has affected your world in some ways.
These are just some of the kinds of things we can explore and make sense of together, hopefully creating some more room for movement, growth, and awareness in your life.
Being trained in relational psychotherapy, my approach is focused primarily on how you have experienced yourself in relation to others, self, and the world, and how these experiences have led you to the present moment.
My sessions are a space for collaborative conversation, in which I provide guidance and expertise, but I firmly believe that you are the ultimate expert of your own experience.
I strive to make our sessions a space where you can show up with however you're feeling, wherever you're at, no expectations.
And then we go from there.
I completed my training at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP), a program that is officially recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I attained my designation of Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) from the CRPO in June 2022.
I have been practising as a student therapist under the guidance of licensed supervisors since 2020.
I received my BA from the Simone de Beauvoir Institute for Women's Studies at Concordia University in Montréal. This education, and my own lived experience, have informed the anti-oppressive and de-colonial understandings that shape the structure and content of my approach to therapy.