I received my doctoral degree in school and clinical child psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. I am registered as a psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to provide services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association. I also hold two adjunct positions at Western University, in the departments of psychology and psychiatry. In recent years, I have held the positions of vice president and president of the London Regional Psychological Association. I have provided psychological services in a number of settings in London and Toronto, including the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and various school boards.
I have been practicing at McKenzie Psychology since 2013. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of emotional, behavioural, and relational challenges. This includes mood and anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, gender dysphoria, autism spectrum disorder, trauma and attachment disturbances, behavioural and relational difficulties, and struggles with identity development. My clinical services include diagnostic clarification and psychotherapy. I also provide counselling for parents as part of fostering their child’s social and emotional development, and assessment of learning disabilities.
In addition to my clinical work, supervision, mentorship, teaching, and consultation, have been important aspects of my professional life. I continue to engage in supervision and mentoring of early-career psychologists within McKenzie Psychology. I also devote time to teaching, through clinical presentations to graduate students in psychology and residents in psychiatry. Additionally, I regularly provide consultation to professionals across multiple fields of clinical practice on topics related to gender identity development, an area in which I have extensive academic and clinical experience.
At this stage in my career, I am honoured to be able to practice in a way that reflects my various interests in psychology. While direct clinical work represents most of my time, being able to supervise, teach, and consult allows me ongoing professional growth through experiences that are meaningful to me and to those whose learning I am supporting.
It is of utmost importance to me to create a strong and secure therapeutic relationship in which patients feel understood and can engage in meaningful change. More personally, I am inspired each day by my patients and their resolve to grow, overcome their personal challenges, and experience life.