ASSESSMENT & COUNSELLING FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH IN THE PETERBOROUGH REGION OF ONTARIO
Watching a young person grow and develop to adulthood is an exciting, fascinating thing. But we all know that growing up can be hard sometimes. You have likely found your way to this site because a young person in your life is going through a difficult time and you want to find them support.
The very fact that you are concerned is already cause for hope.
I offer counselling to children, adolescents and transitional-aged youth (18 - 29 years old). I employ approaches that are strongly rooted in evidence-based practices, shown to be highly effective in helping young people improve their mood, manage their feelings, recover from difficult experiences and enhance their relationships. I have years of experience working with children, teens and adults, from high-functioning clients who want to tackle a specific challenge to those who need to address severe and lasting problems.
My approach is calm, non-judgmental, creative and fun, which allows me to connect with even the most reluctant young person and begin working on positive change. I teach young people to be compassionate and respectful not only towards others, but towards themselves. I am dedicated to fostering a healthy future for each youth I work with. If you have the same hopes for the young person in your life, please contact me to book an appointment.
I am a Registered Social Worker with a Master in Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. My undergraduate degree was in Fine Art from the University of British Columbia.
I have specialized in the assessment and treatment of children, youth and their families for my entire career as a social worker. I am certified in the provision of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. I also have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of young people who sexually harm. I am a lecturer in Fleming College's School of Justice and Community Development and have taught social work at a university level.