Registered Professional Counsellor
I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and therapist, where we both work to achieve your goals and bring about the changes you want to see in your life. One of the first questions in therapy is 'What brings you to therapy?' and 'What goals do you have for therapy?'
I began working in mental health through several online support groups for people who struggled with depression, self-injury, suicidal thoughts, and eating disorders. During my senior year of university I became interested in the potential of the using the internet as a platform for delivering therapy.
I am a Registered Professional Counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (Canada's original professional association for mental health counsellors). I completed a 2-year supervised candidacy with a CPCA-approved supervisor to obtain full licensure. Additionally, I complete regular professional development training and maintain professional membership and liability insurance within my profession. I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in psychology, and completed graduate coursework in assessment, counselling, and professional ethics.
Outside of mental health I have worked as a user researcher and as a data analyst in the video game industry, spent over 2 years working as a uniformed security guard, and conduct research in a variety of areas related to psychology.
ADHD in Adults
Treating Self-Injury, Cutting, and Other Self-Destructive Behaviors
Ethics and Boundary Issues in Mental Health
Topics in Human Sexuality: Paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders
Improving Cultural Competency