Based in Peterborough, ON
Video, phone and outdoor counselling in Peterborough
Bachelor of Theology (B, Th) and Masters of Arts in Counselling and Psychology (MA - in progress)
I am a person that is at ease with ‘the gray’; deeply understanding that there is no one way to live life. Instead, I want to validate your personal expression of who you are and am here to walk alongside you as you explore who you want to be and what you want your life to look like.
I hope, first and foremost, during our time together, you feel safe and heard. At every point in your journey, whether you are trying to heal or grow, I hope you feel that who you are in this moment, is valuable.
I use empathetic, non-judgemental, person-centered approaches, with a mix of interventions from CBT, solutions-focused and narrative therapies that will apply to your specific situation. I believe culturally responsive and socially-just values are foundational to understanding personal and systemic factors that impact your holistic health. Previous work experiences with advocating for equality and spearheading changes to policies and systems that are rooted in oppression.
You can count on me to provide you with time and space to share and be yourself. I recognize that we are all uniquely complex and that your intersectional identities deserve to be celebrated and protected. Your uniqueness requires a unique approach that we will craft together. What will be constant, is my openness and respect.
I would ask that you be sensitive to your own comfortability with the therapeutic process. I welcome your boundaries and concerns and will value feedback and conversations that will allow me to support you in ways that matter most.
I commend you for taking the first step in researching therapeutic supports. You have already begun the hard process of recognizing your needs and I encourage you to continue to seek out tools that will help improve your holistic wellbeing. You’re doing it!
I hope our time in session can be a place, outside of your daily context, where you can begin to explore these needs, your personhood and life experiences. Together, we can share ideas and strategies that can work with your lifestyle, values, and goals in mind.
CASUAL, OPEN, CREATIVE
I am friendly and genuinely curious about who you are and what you think and feel! I communicate casually and openly and look forward to our therapeutic collaboration.
Outside of work, I love to be creative. Whether its making music, painting, trying new recipes, or learning a new skill, I enjoy exploring different forms of expression. The outdoors is my safe space where I enjoy being a part of nature.
"I am an imperfect, queer, artistic, spiritual, and ever-growing person. I love to paint, make music and explore different forms of expression that connect us to each other and to ourselves. The outdoors are a great arena for these activities and I take comfort in knowing that we are all a part of nature. I enjoy learning new skills and am genuinely a curious person. This means I am interested and care very much about who you are and what you think and feel! I am a casual and open communicator and I look forward to getting to know you better throughout our therapeutic collaboration."