In 1995, I received an undergraduate degree in Law and Women’s Studies from Carleton University. In 2007 I decided to pursue a Masters Degree in Sociology from York University. During that time, I also completed an 8 year training program in Psychotherapy from Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program in Toronto, Ontario. I have received specific training in: in-depth psychotherapy, developmental counseling, eco-psychology, Gestalt therapy, expressive arts therapy, couples counseling, intersubjectivity therapy, and I have been trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) for PTSD. I am also a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy CAPT).
• victims of violence,
• people living with post traumatic stress (PTSD),
• prisoners and ex-prisoners,
• people who use drugs, sex workers,
• people with mental health issues,
• people living with disAbilities,
• queer and trans communities, and
I have chosen to work with these communities because I recognize the ways in which society stigmatizes these populations, socially excludes them and then blames them for societal problems. I am deeply passionate about supporting and empowering people to come into themselves - to see their strengths, feel their passion and trust their intuition in order to live the lives they were meant to live.
I have been working in the field of social justice for the past 20 years. My focus and expertise includes working with:
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