Approach to Therapy
A Safe & Affirming Space for Individuals & Partners to Engage in Tough & Tender Conversations
I see you as a beautifully complex being and approach therapy with the understanding that our many identities (culture, race, sexuality, ability, gender, etc.) greatly impact & inform our life experiences and mental wellbeing.
I tailor my expertise to meet you where you are on your healing journey.
I genuinely welcome you to join me exactly as you are.
I provide my clients with:
Unconditional positive regard
& Reliable care
I enter the therapy room as a human first, a therapist second. As a queer bi-cultural woman, an immigrant, a mama, & a survivor of sorts, I join you with my lived experiences, research, education, & effective therapeutic skills. By offering a warm, non-judgemental, empathetic, trusting, safe & affirming space, I am here to meet your unique needs, uncover your personal strengths & create strategies to live the life you value & deserve.
I am committed to cultural humility & work under the philosophy that our multiple intersecting identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, culture) greatly impact our life experiences and mental well-being.
My approach to therapy is integrative, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, intersectional, LGBTQ2IAS+ affirming, person-centered, and flexible. My background in Psychology, Queer & Sexuality Studies allows me to draw from multiple disciplines and offer my clients prevalent perspectives.
I draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative techniques, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and follow a client-centered approach to support my clients.
Credentials & Accreditation
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
MACP, CRPO #11222, CCPA, OAMHP #7187-G
MA. Counselling Psychology
B.A. (Honors) Psychology
B.A. Sexuality Studies
SSWI - Social Service Work - Immigration & Refugee
Gottman Institute Couples Counselling Level 1 & 2
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Accreditation
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Accreditation
Internal Family Systems Accreditation
Queer & Trans
This is an LGBTQ2IA+ affirming safe space welcoming all folks to come as they are.