- Location: Kitchener, Canada
- What I help people with:
(in order of expertise)
- Health Issues
- Low Self-Esteem
- Terminal Illness
- Disabilities & Chronic Illness
- Death & Separation
- Therapy types I offer: (in order of most commonly practised)
- Qualifications verified by PlusGuidance:
- Member of Ontario College of Social Workers
- Master's Degree, Social Work
- Recommend me:
- My availability
How I can help you
Realizing that each person is unique in their challenges and strengths, therapy is molded around individualized needs. I focus on helping adults clearly define and reach their personal wellness goals from a strengths-based, holistic perspective. Building a trusting client/therapist relationship is the single most important indicator of a successful therapeutic process. We will work together to identify and promote your strengths and resources to cope with the issues or difficulties that concern you.
What to expect
I focus on helping adults clearly define and reach their personal wellness goals from a holistic perspective — the mind and body are connected in subtle and amazing ways. Realizing that each person is unique in their challenges and strengths, therapy is molded around individualized needs. We will work together to identify and promote your strengths and resources to cope with the issues or difficulties that concern you.
Many therapeutic approaches are found to be helpful in supporting and guiding individuals and families through life’s challenges. I have a compassionate and strengths based approach when working with all individuals. In addition to other interventions and techniques, I have found that CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is an extremely useful approach to working with a wide variety of concerns. We will work together to decide on the best approach for your personal needs in therapy.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
With many years in the field, I am committed to supporting individuals and families enhance their own health and their ability to cope, adapt and thrive in difficult circumstances. My experience includes the areas of grief and loss, trauma, coping with acute and chronic disease, depression and anxiety, palliative care and end of life issues, family support for life changes and transitions, emotional and mental health coping and stress management. Part of my practice is devoted to the unique concerns faced by the senior population as well as those persons or families of persons dealing with chronic illness or disability as well as dementia and other age related challenges. Depression, grief and loss issues, trauma and caregiver stress are some of the concerns which may present in this stage of one’s life.