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ABOUT ME

Approach

My therapeutic style is compassionate, affirming, relational, and collaborative. I care deeply about establishing safe and trusting relationships 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 traumatic life experiences.


In my practice I integrate cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, gender-sensitive therapy, family systems theory, and recovery-oriented care principles to working with individuals and couples.

Early in my career, I completed comprehensive training and supervision at Felton Institute in San Francisco in the clinical application of: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and multifamily group psychoeducation (MFG).

More recently, my training focus in Victoria has been on trauma therapy. I participated in monthly individual and group supervision while working at the Men's Trauma Centre, and I have completed training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).

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

  • Advanced graduate coursework in: human sexuality; trauma & crisis intervention; grief & loss; clinical supervision and consultation (Fairfield University, 2015) 

  • 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 behavioral 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) Training (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 & San Mateo County BHRS, 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 Course - Level 1 AEDP Therapist (AEDP Institute, 2020)