Professional. Warm. Genuine. Compassionate. Holistic.

My years of training, professional and personal experience have helped me to develop a therapeutic practice that I am proud of, one that I am excited to share with you. I value collaboration as one of the most important pillars of a therapeutic relationship and it is vital to the work we will be doing together to produce your desired outcomes of health and wellness.

A lot of my work is grounded in a few important beliefs and evidence based practices. As I share with you the framework through which I practice, you will begin to get a better sense of the work we may do together but more importantly; if the way in which I work feels right for you.
I believe that:

  • All human beings are worthy of love and wired for connection.
  • We as human beings are hardwired for survival and sometimes we employ a variety of techniques – healthy or not – to ensure we do survive, sometimes minute to minute, hour to hour or day to day.
  • Emotional connection and intimacy are vital to our health and well-being.
  • The relationships we have with self and other are often a great source of our pain and we must heal both in order to feel safe and secure in the world.
  • A trauma informed approach is important.
  • Emotionally Focused (Couples) Therapy is one of the most effective and evidenced based models of healing relationships.
  • Groups are often a very powerful way to heal, as they offer an opportunity to be seen and heard, to feel a sense of belonging – that we are not alone in our struggles.
  • Vulnerability can be a source of pain and sadness but more importantly, it is also the birthplace of love, courage, joy and connection.
  • We are stronger together – the ability to depend on a few significant others in our lives, shows strength rather than weakness.
  • Connection is vital in our lives and holds a powerful ability to help us heal – this includes the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.

I pull from the work of Dr. Sue Johnson, Brene Brown, Gabor Mate, Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Dr. Judith Herman and many more. I encourage you to look up these inspiring individuals and their work.