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I provide counselling and psychotherapy to individuals facing challenges such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, existential struggles, separation, abuse, trauma, and relationship difficulties.

I offer a safe, confidential, and kind space for you to explore and overcome barriers to valued living, to help you gain insight, construct meaning , and live with mindfulness. The short video below is a helpful illustration of what psychotherapy is. 

 

In order to experience peace outside, we must create peace inside. In order to cope with chaos outside, we must learn to cope with chaos inside. This can only be achieved through cultivating compassion toward the most difficult emotions in ourselves. Compassion means working with, not struggling against; approaching life as an experience to be had, not as a problem to be solved. This is the foundation upon which I build my approach in therapy. 

I have a Master's Degree in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). 

 

Psychotherapy sessions are $140/50min. My services are covered by extended health plans.  As coverage varies among providers, please check directly with yours to see if you are covered for psychotherapy or counselling with a Registered Psychotherapist belonging to the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

If you are an Ontario resident, you can claim the cost of non-reimbursed psychotherapy services as a medical expense on your income tax return. 

 

I accept payment by e-transfer or credit card. 

 
We are not broken, just stuck. Sometimes the way we cope with emotional wounds, anxieties, and fears may in fact be detrimental to us, leaving us trapped by the same patterns in life. I depart from an attachment informed, strength based perspective and place an emphasis on emotional processing, emotional regulation, and behavioural change. 
 
 
You may feel discouraged by the task of tackling your problems, especially if they have been around for years. But thanks to neuroplasticity, you can teach an old brain new tricks. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain's potential to reorganize its physical structure by creating new neural pathways to adapt to change. There is a saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. When you work on a new behaviour, you are laying down new paths in your brain. Profound changes can occur as you continue walking on these new paths. 
I use mindfulness, attachment, and experiential principles to help you process difficult thoughts, feelings, and memories. My goal is to help you move towards living the life you value. This is done by helping you gain insights, recognize unhelpful patterns, learn to handle difficult emotions, and commit to behavioural change. 
 
 

Finding the right therapist is important, as a strong therapeutic bond is essential for effective therapy. This process takes research, patience, and intuition. Your research and patience has taken you here, the next step is to check in with your intuition. I encourage you to have a conversation with me over the phone if you are considering me as your therapist, as that will give us a sense of how well we work together. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

(613) 800-9050

301 Metcalfe Street

Ottawa, Ontario

K2P 1R9