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.
I have developed a social justice model of mediation that acknowledges systems of oppression, and strives to create healthier relationships and stronger communities by creating safer places for people to engage in difficult dialogues.
In 2011, I received my 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). Currently, I am completing my third year at the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy.
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.
While I am happy to connect with you over any conflict, there are a few areas where I have more extensive experience including the following:
- communication, boundary setting, relationship structures, blended families, intimate partner violence, abusive relationships, workplace harassment, workplace restoration, working across differences, difficult conversations, race-based conflict