I have always believed that every individual has a unique view of the world, based on their role in it. The understanding that none of us are totally individual but are part of a greater whole, either as part of a small family unit or a greater community, is critical to the growth process and choosing a life that matches your core values.
I completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto and then worked as a secondary school Teacher for nine years, both locally and internationally. I spent a lot of time learning and working with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of treatment and educational settings and I absolutely loved it.
In 2011, I decided to make a career change and obtained my Masters in Mental Health Counselling from Seton Hall University. I now work as a Mental Health Counsellor, in the Toronto community as well as in a supervised private practice, and with practical experience as a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying for CRPO) I find myself continuing to work with young people across many cultures, countries and communities.
Becoming a mother and living in such a diverse city has inspired me to continue working with children and young adults to help improve their lives and make resources more accessible for everyone in our city. I continue to be passionate about advocacy work, especially regarding Violence Against Women (VAW) issues. I also conduct workshops for young clients on topics such as consent, surviving trauma, forgiveness, and the impact these issues have on learning in the classroom.
College of Registered Psychotherpists of Ontario, #003716
Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists