I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) in the Ottawa area. I have extensive background and experience in counselling individuals who have undergone personal and interpersonal difficulties or crises and as a result, strongly believe in the resiliency of the human spirit.
I focus on treating a number of mental health concerns including, but not limited to: depression, stress, anxiety, career issues, self-esteem, grief, relationship struggles, parenting, and perinatal issues. I am also passionate about providing care and emotional support to individuals experiencing difficulties in the pre/post natal stages of pregnancy (i.e. anxiety about pregnancy/parenthood, postpartum depression, relationship difficulties, infertility) or individuals who may have experienced loss due to stillbirth or miscarriage.
· Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Ottawa, 2009
· M.Ed. Counselling, University of Ottawa, 2011
· Diploma in Couple Counselling & Spirituality, Saint Paul University, 2015
· Registered Psychotherapist (RP)- College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#1793)
· Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC)- Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (#5418)
My first aim of therapy is to allow each person to feel supported, heard, and understood. I strive to ensure that the therapy room feels like a safe space where you can share your inner most feelings and thoughts without fear of judgement or reproach.
In therapy, I take a person-centred approach to counselling and actively support my clients in identifying and working through their challenges in a caring and non-judgemental way. I tailor my interventions to meet the needs and goals of the client. Often we begin with the exploration of emotions, thoughts and behaviours which can bring about awareness and understanding. From there, clients can begin to move towards action and change. I understand that making the choice to engage in counselling can be intimidating and that finding a good fit with a therapist is very important. I welcome and encourage any questions you may have regarding my services and the counselling process.
Benefits of Therapy
· A safe space to feel heard and understood
· Increased clarity and understanding of your situation
· Improved feelings of self-worth and self-esteem
· Development of positive coping skills and tools
· Improved relationships with self and others
My office is conveniently located at the south end of Merivale Road close to both Barrhaven and Nepean. Fully accessible with ample free parking available on site.
Fees & Coverage
Session fees are $130 (plus HST) per session. A limited number of sliding scale fee spots are available for low income clients or clients without insurance coverage. Please contact me to discuss this option prior to your first appointment. Payment methods currently accepted include cash, etransfers, or credit card.
Counselling and psychotherapy services are not covered through OHIP. However, my practice is supervised by a clinical psychologist and services are therefore covered by most extended health insurance plans. It is recommended to check with your insurance provider prior to your first appointment to see if coverage for psychotherapy services is included in your plan.