Find strength in your broken places …. you may discover what makes your heart sing! (My friend, Cindy)
As your therapist I provide a safe and confidential place to support the exploration of your broken places. Together we go on a discovery journey to help you understand and honour why and how you have developed your unique way of coping with life challenges, and define and create strategies to initiate the change you desire.
The goal is to help you understand and connect with your authentic self so that you can honour and accept your uniqueness. We identify ways to best support your innate needs so that you can unleash and strengthen your true expressions and feel fully alive.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. (Oscar Wilde)
I offer a variety of therapeutic engagements to help support your exploration in a private and non-disclosing way. As a certified Rewind technique practitioner, I am trained in the use of this gentle, non intrusive technique to help you address trauma and phobias in a safe and confidential way. I also use dance as a healing engagement and am a certified facilitator in an introspective dancing practice called Dancing Freedom. I am trained in the Usui Method of Universal Energy Healing by Dean and Rebecca at the HeartLight. I hold a Reiki level III which allows me to use energy without touch. Most recently, I have started incorporating EMDR in my practice.
I have my private practice, and I also work as an Associate with four agencies who support motor vehicle accident clients. I have completed my practicum with Family Services York Region (FSYR).
My personal and professional therapeutic journey was defined and gently nurtured by the incredible, late JoAnne Greenham, my mentor and teacher at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto (GIT).
Thank you JoAnne!
Degrees and Certificates:
Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy, OISE/UT
Certificate of Completion, Gestalt Institute of Toronto (GIT)
Introduction to Expressive Arts Certificate, CREATE Institute
The Rewind Technique Certificate, UncommonU Online Training
Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Certified Canadian Counsellor, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association