Life is not always easy. Difficult times are needlessly intensified when we choose to journey alone, rather than in partnership and community. Sometimes we journey alone because we feel ashamed in asking for help. As if asking for help is admitting weakness. I believe the exact opposite is true. I believe the act of asking for help is an act of courage and exemplifies great strength. Seeking support in a time of need is not an admission of weakness, but an honest and reflective admission of our humanity. If you’re human, you will struggle at times in your life. This is completely normal.
As a counsellor to adolescents and adults, I work with individuals through general life challenges, improving relationships and communication, developing assertiveness and social skills, navigating marital conflict successfully, and managing ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, and addictions. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, and a Master in Special Education from the University of Victoria. I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches in my practice including CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic perspective.
When we can acknowledge our personal struggles as a normal part of life, we open ourselves up to a wealth of professionals who are eager to provide support and encouragement. As a committed and experienced counsellor, I would be honoured to support you in your journey through the trying challenges and obstacles that are a normal part of human life.