I obtained my master of social work degree from King’s University College at Western University. I graduated in 2019 and hold current registration as a social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Prior to my master’s, my undergraduate degree was in psychology and criminology.
I have worked with children and youth in various capacities for over 10 years. At McKenzie Psychology, I provide treatment to children and youth under the supervision of Dr. Sandra McKenzie. In addition to my work at McKenzie Psychology, I work full time in forensic mental health supporting adults with severe and persistent mental illness who have come into contact with the legal system.
I strongly believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and building this foundation is central to my clinical work. I work collaboratively with my patients to develop their personal goals and a plan to work towards these goals by learning new skills and leveraging personal strengths. My goal is to create a warm, safe, and compassionate space. My approach to therapy is person-centred, putting the patient in charge of their own treatment. This means pulling from a variety of modalities and approaches for a completely individualized approach with each patient. Some of the theories and therapeutic modalities that inform my clinical practice are cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness approaches, relational approaches, and solution-focused therapy.
I am truly amazed by peoples’ strength and resilience and am grateful for the opportunity to walk alongside my patients in their therapeutic journey.