Based in Sarnia, ON
Offers in-person, online, phone, one-on-one
Counselling is simply about having a conversation.
It’s not always easy to be open with a new person, so from the very beginning, we’ll set boundaries to ensure you feel safe to be yourself and feel supported, without judgement during our sessions together. We’ll also take the time for you to get to know me too.
We’ll discover how best I can support you, identity options for you to work on while striving to meet your personal goals, process past events and utilize your strengths and skills with treatment planning.
My studies led me to receiving my Master’s in Counselling Psychology, all while experiencing the challenges that balancing family, personal life and work can bring, and I use those experiences in our sessions because I understand the impact of having someone to talk to who understands what it is like.
I like to inquire about what brings a client to therapy initially and if they have attended counselling before. There may be certain approaches or tactics that you resonated strongly with or perhaps, very much disliked in the past.
This helps me to gauge what I should bring forth in sessions with you and how we can customize your experience to better suit your personal needs and style.
As a woman of colour, I relate with wanting to connect with a counsellor of colour and how difficult it can be to find one. The intersectionality that is present for many individuals is critical to acknowledge and to offer support for.
Number one thing I want people to know about working with me: you can come to sessions with me knowing that you will be welcomed with genuine sincerity and respect as you share details involving vulnerabilities and life experiences.
SOME WAYS I CAN HELP
Working with lack of motivation and emotional range to help you work toward goals, behavioural activation
Identifying where anxiety presents and options to address it so that it is more manageable, and determining what is feeding it for you
Paced breathing: using box breaking, and imagery to guide breathing
Breaking down tasks to make them less overwhelming: SMART goals
Exercise, goal focused: explore ways to release stress, anxiety, frustration through movement
Challenge negative narratives through encouragement to look at another perspective