Working from a relational approach, I delight in talking through what’s up with you so that we may make sense of it together. Our work is a joint effort - one that I am happy to guide as little or as much as you need to get going in the directions you desire.
I've had a lot of jobs in a variety of fields where the common thread has always been care of and for people. With over twenty years of listening to and learning from others in a variety of capacities - whether leading youth, facilitating communication centred workshops, guiding and encouraging growth of small teams and individuals, or volunteering in a number of community groups and projects - I have a lot of talking about problems under my belt. My own learning and curiosity about all things is informed by anti-oppressive views and practices. I make it my mission to understand and be mindful of the privilege I have, and the complexities and intersections that make my clients unique - most especially those whose identities are not seen and represented as they deserve to be socially and societally.
Though I work with folks of many identities, it may be helpful for you to know that I identify as queer, non-binary, body-positive, sex/kink/poly/sex-work affirming & informed, feminist, white and a settler. I am comfortable working with folks who have experienced trauma and harm from religious groups/churches/cults.
Relational talk therapy training and experience is what my practice is rooted in, yet I am infinitely excited to explore the many ways that we process our ‘stuff’ and our feelings. I’m continually learning and drawing from expressive arts therapy practices, and would be pleased to incorporate expressive arts in work with any client who is curious or who may already have a connection to processing through creating. Creativity belongs to - and in - every body, so experience or expertise are not needed.
Currently, I am a student at Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy and see clients under the supervision of faculty, while working towards membership with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. As a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, I am governed by their Code of Ethics. I am skilled at making and holding space for your hard feelings, confusion, contemplation, and discovery. Let’s explore together, in a safe, co-created environment!
If you’re curious about whether or not we would be a great fit, I welcome your questions and wonder. Sessions are most effective in my Toronto office in person, but video or phone sessions are also available.