I striver to offer a warm and nurturing space to patients, where they can feel safe and shame-free to discuss whatever it is that is bringing them to therapy. I invite patients to work together to unpack their burden and find new ways of healing and finding greater inner peace.
After graduating from Dawson College in Montreal, I moved to Ottawa to pursue a a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences. After a one year break, I returned to graduate School for a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Ottawa. Post-graduation, I worked as a clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist in two local hospitals – the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and the Montfort Hospital. My experience in hospital settings has taught me a great deal about compassion, creating an environment of safety and acceptance and the immense value of a trusting therapeutic relationship.
It has also made me aware that there is a dire need for mental health services in the community. People often have to wait long periods of time to access services, and even then, the services may not respond precisely to their needs. So I started my private practice where I invest heavily in training and continuing education, and now work almost exclusively with adults, with a strong focus on guiding my patients towards positive life changes, healing, and a healthy mind-body connection.
Recently I have become certified in EMDR – or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing – and I am pleased to provide this highly effective therapy for patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), past or present trauma, environmental and complex illnesses, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain conditions such as Fibromyalgia.