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ABOUT ME

Approach

My therapeutic style is relational, compassionate, collaborative, and structured. I care deeply about establishing an emotionally safe relationship with each person I work with.

 

My approach to therapy is integrative and trauma-informed, meaning I draw from different therapy models to guide my work and I’m sensitive to the impact of trauma.

The therapy models I integrate in my practice include: psychodynamic therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Individuals, Couples, & Families, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST). 
 

Education

  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Mental Health Counselling, Fairfield University—Fairfield, CT (2016)
     

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism, Concordia University—Montreal, QC (2010)

Clinical Training
 

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) intensive training & supervision (Felton Institute, 2016-2018)

  • Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (SCID-5) intensive training & coaching (Felton Institute, 2016-2018)

  • Multifamily Group Psychoeducation (MFG) training & coaching (Pier Training Institute & Felton Institute, 2016-2018)

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) intensive training & coaching (Felton Institute, 2016)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in Community-Based Settings (Felton Institute, 2016)

  • Psychopharmacology (Alliant International University-SF, 2016)

  • Understanding Issues in the Queer Experience (San Mateo County BHRS, 2016)

  • Addiction & the LGBTQIA Community (San Mateo County BHRS, 2017)

  • Structured Interview for Prodromal Symptoms (SIPS) & the Scale of Prodromal Symptoms (SOPS) (The PRIME Research Clinic, 2017)

  • Native American Mental Health: Historical Trauma & Healing Practices (San Mateo County BHRS, 2017)

  • eCPR Practitioner training (Emotional CPR & Felton Institute, 2017)

  • Addressing Trauma with Youth (San Mateo County BHRS, 2017)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (LivingWorks, 2017)

  • Trauma-Informed Care: Sexual Abuse (San Mateo County, BHRS, 2018)

  • The Therapeutic Community Model (Our Place Society, 2018)

  • Indigenous Cultural Safety Training: Core ICS Mental Health (BC Provincial Health Services Authority Indigenous Health Program, 2020)

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Immersion - Level 1 (AEDP Institute, 2020)

  • Neuroplasticity: Neurofeedback & Mindfulness (Trauma Research Foundation, Pre-Conference Workshop, 2022)

  • Psychedelics & Neuroscience (Trauma Research Foundation, Pre-Conference Workshop, 2022)

  • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS) (Frank Anderson/PESI, 2022)

  • Healing the Wounds of Trauma (Gabor Mate/Psychotherapy Networker, 2022)

  • Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) - Level 1: Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors (Janina Fisher/Academy of Therapy Wisdom, 2023)

  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) for Attachment Trauma: Transforming Psychological Wounds for Adult Clients Traumatized as Children (Sue Johnson & Leanne Campbell/PESI, 2023)

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis (Sue Johnson/PESI, 2023)

  • IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems Across Clinical Applications (Frank Anderson et. al./PESI, 2024)
     

Current Clinical Training

  • Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies (Bessel van der Kolk et al./Trauma Research Foundation, 2022-ongoing)

  • Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) - Level 2: Building Internal Safety & Connection (Janina Fisher/Academy of Therapy Wisdom, 2024-ongoing)

  • Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) - The application of IFS to relationships (Toni Herbine-Blank & John Palmer/IFS Institute, 2004-ongoing)

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