MSW, LICSWA, SC60822013
Get to know me:
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work Associate located in Washington state, that is focused on trauma-informed, person-centred care. I have been practicing as a clinical social worker since 2014 and have been deeply passionate and committed to helping others for as long as I can remember.
I grew up in different parts of Canada and completed my Master’s of Social Work and clinical training in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Post-graduation, I was offered a professional opportunity to move out west amongst the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada, and practiced as a Mental Health Therapist for over 9 years with individuals living with complex mental health, trauma, and addiction issues at an Adult Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Community program.
I relocated to beautiful Washington state to further my experience as a therapist at Trauma-Informed Therapies.
What struggles am I most skilled at addressing as a mental health professional?
- Substance abuse, addiction and concurrent disorders
- Emotion dysregulation and Borderline Personality Disorder
- Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress
- Anxiety and Depression
- Grief and Bereavement
- Shame, Body image and Eating Disorders
- Family and relationship issues
- Adjustment Issues
What populations do I work with?
- Adults (18+), families, couples
What is my approach to healing?
As a therapist, I believe that each person is the expert of their own life. Through utilizing a strength-based, person-centered framework, I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space that places the individual at the center of their therapeutic journey and empowers them to take an active role in their healing process. I offer an integrative approach that is individualized to the person based on their unique experiences, concerns, and goals.
Education: Master’s of Social Work, Specializing in Clinical Mental Health and Addiction Studies; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and gender studies
School: The University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada; York University
Year Graduated: 2014; 2012