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About Me

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), and Creative Art Therapist

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), licensed by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I've completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at York University, and a Master of Arts in Creative Art Therapies at Concordia University. I have experience working with diverse populations, including adults with developmental disabilities at The Centre for Arts and Human Development in Montreal. I've had clinical training in McGill Universities Counselling Department, where I worked as Drama Therapist. I've worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and I have presented and facilitated many corporate trainings and workshops on mental health and wellness through Homewood Health. My ongoing research aims to define the neural networks involved in drama therapy, and to measure physiological changes in depression severity over the course of treatment. 

Additional Training:

  • Grief & Loss Training by Dr. Robert Neimeyer - 2020

  • One at a Time (Single Session) Training by Dr. Monte Bobele and Dr. Peter Cornish - 2020

  • Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Dr. Noah Lazar - 2017 

 

My Approach

My approach is integrative and collaborative, meaning we will work together to help reach your therapy goals and I will draw on a range of different tools and techniques to help facilitate that process. 


Creative arts therapy, specifically drama therapy, is a holistic approach to treatment that uses imagery, the body, story, and sensation to create safety and to go deeper into therapeutic material. When words aren’t enough drama therapy can be a powerful approach. (To learn more see the FAQ section) 


Other techniques I use include psycho-education, cognitive behavioural tools, narrative therapy, and mindfulness based approaches like ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy).


I strive to use a systemic approach in my work, to try to understand and contextualize the larger systems and structures that influence our well-being. 


I’ve worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, addiction, and more.

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