Prior to opening private practice, I spent six years working in children's mental health. My recent work has been with the Integra Program at the Child Development Institute, an accredited children’s mental health agency that provides evidence-informed, therapeutic programs and services to children and families who are dealing with mental health issues complicated by Learning Disabilities (LD). As a mental health clinician and 3rd degree black belt in Karate, I facilitated Integra's innovative martial arts-based therapeutic groups - Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts (MMA) and Young Warriors (YW) - which combine martial arts training with mindfulness meditation, yoga, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and body-based emotion regulation techniques.
Prior to my time at Integra, I spent three years at the Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health (SKCCMH) serving children and families with a variety of social, emotional and behavioural challenges via Psychodynamic Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy and Group Therapy.
My eclectic background allows for me to work with a wide range of individuals, couples, groups and families.
The basis for my private practice work with adults is Relational Therapy.