AND CLINICAL SUPERVISION
Compassion, Healing, Growth
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
If you've faced challenges in your life, you've also found ways to cope, adapt, and get through. But with time, these coping strategies can begin to hold you back. Things like avoidance, numbing, dissociation, perfectionism, self-criticism, and constant worry can make day-to-day life exhausting. And struggles such as low self-esteem, PTSD, negative body image, anxiety, depression, or relationship issues can make it seem like the life you want is out of reach.
Therapy can be a powerful agent of healing and change when we work together to increase your self-awareness, insight, and self-compassion. When you understand yourself and your history more fully and start to direct patience and kindness inwards, healing naturally follows and lifestyle changes become easier to carry out.
I primarily use Internal Family Systems in my work, but also incorporate EMDR, Relational Psychotherapy, and attachment theory to help you cultivate positive internal changes in how you feel toward (and ultimately how you treat) yourself and others. This is long-term work that seeks to make a deep and lasting impact on your life.
I have several years of experience working with adults (18+) who've experienced trauma, especially childhood abuse and neglect. I've also worked in university settings, helping students overcome the unique challenges they face. In addition, I have years of experience supporting queer and trans folks through issues such as coming out, transitioning, self-acceptance, and resiliency-building.
I offer clinical supervision to therapists who are registered with, or working toward being registered with, the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have met the criteria laid out by the CRPO to provide supervision, including completing 30 hours of supervision training and working in the field for the past seven years.
My style of supervision is non-judgmental and supportive, with an emphasis on theory and skills, as well as the self-awareness and personal development of the clinician (e.g. exploring what comes up for you that might be getting in the way of doing your best work). I know that receiving supervision can feel vulnerable, and I strive to create a space that feels safe to share whatever you're struggling with.
Please note that I cannot provide a placement setting at this time, but can provide off-site supervision to a placement student, or supervision for those who have completed their placement hours and are working toward independent practice.
FEES & POLICIES
I charge $140 for a 50 minute psychotherapy appointment or a 50 minute supervision session, and I accept payment by e-transfer at the beginning of each meeting.
I provide receipts which you can submit to your insurance provider if they cover Registered Psychotherapists. I recommend checking with your provider in advance.
I ask for at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellations, otherwise I charge the regular appointment fee.
My practice is currently full and I am accepting new clients onto my waitlist. If you'd like to be added to my waitlist, please contact me to book a free 15 minute phone consultation.
My work hours are Monday-Thursday 9 AM - 3 PM, and Friday 9 AM - 12 PM. I only respond to messages during these times.
Located in downtown Kingston, Ontario