All of my professional work has been rooted in advocating for others, community building, and supporting healing and growth. I have fifteen years of experience working in violence prevention, trauma counselling and restorative justice.
My work with survivors offers me a trauma-informed analysis and approach that is open and non-judgmental. I provide care within an anti-oppressive, feminist, queer, and sex-positive framework. I welcome people whose lives and identities are not often recognized or valued in the mainstream. I welcome you.
Currently, I am entering into my third year at the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy. I have a Master of Arts in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. My research focus was on the sexual violence of Indigenous women, and the need to decolonize social service practices. I have additional training in narrative therapy, trauma-informed practice, and crisis intervention. I hold certificates in Dispute Resolution (Atkinson College/York University), and in Restorative Justice (Simon Fraser University).
Areas of Specialty
While I am happy to connect with you over any area of difficulty, there are a few areas where I have more extensive experience including the following:
- communication, boundary setting, self-esteem, shame, anger, depression, anxiety
- sexual and reproductive health, relationship structures, blended families, infertility, sex work, sex positivity, sexual and gender identities, sexual assault trauma, intimate partner violence
- abusive relationships, workplace harassment, workplace restoration, stress, burnout, chronic pain