MA Counselling Psychology
I have had a passion for supporting others within their own personal wellness journey for a very long time. This passion began in 1994 when I had a physical issue that remained undiagnosed, and grew dangerously close to threatening my life. The numerous times that I reached out for help, I was told that I was fine. I knew that I wasn't. It took the issue to become critical before I was taken seriously. Ten years later, I had a far too similar experience, significantly reducing my overall health. Further, my experiences were so unique they were exceptionally difficult to diagnose. Today, I manage 3 diagnosed chronic illnesses on a daily basis. I knew from these experiences that I will enter the health and wellness industry understanding that we don't all fit into the same "box", and I will hear what you are saying!
My years of dedication within the health and fitness industry propelled me to become a life coach in 2009. As my business grew, I knew that I wanted to provide more strategies, approaches, and tools to my clients, in order to effectively support your holistic wellbeing. And so I went back to school to obtain my MA in Counselling Psychology.
My approach does not focus on discussing what may be wrong with you, but rather explore your experiences, your strengths, and collectively search for a balance in your life through psychotherapeutic interventions and psychoeducation. If you do not know why you have come to this page, but you feel something may be off, please connect. Together we will work on better understanding you.
My goal is for my nonjudgmental and inclusive approach to collaborate with you to best meet your needs and life goals through strength-based narrative, solution-focused, emotion-focused, and cognitive-behavioural modalities.
My Education and Credentials:
I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I am currently a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). I am a Certified Life Coach with the Certified Coaches Federation (CCF) and a Certified Holistic Nutritionist through the American Fitness and Professionals Association (AFPA).
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