HBsc, MDiv, RP
Free Discovery Call, Peer Consultation, Psychotherapy
I am a Registered Psychotherapist approaching therapy from a curious, open, and non-judgmental stance. Compassionate care, empathy, and mindfully based are the foundations that allow me to creatively walk alongside you on your personal journey.
My personal experiences have led me on a path to this profession. I believe in honouring the whole person in a client-centered approach supporting your authentic self, helping to identify your resiliency and strengths. Through my own experiences in working with children, teens and individuals in the healthcare system for over 10 years, I have developed a toolbox of skills to support you. My aim is to meet you where you are at in life through an integrative lens, creating a safe space for you to explore, moving at your own pace.
My areas of expertise are working with adults, young adults, youths and families with: anxiety related disorders, chronic pain and illnesses, trauma, infertility, pregnancy loss, family planning, post-partum mental health, grief/loss, relationship issues (individual only), family conflict and transitions.
My educational background includes an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology, from the University of Toronto and I completed my Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling at Tyndale University. I am trained in Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice (ISTP) Level 1 & 2, Perinatal Mental Health to grow in my learning with trauma and working with new mothers. I have trainings in other modalities which I draw upon that includes Internal Family Systems (IFS), ACT, and EFT, to support clients.
Outside of counselling, I am an avid reader and love to bake exploring new recipes. I have a love for plants, gardening and enjoy the quiet of the outdoors.
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Psychotherapy is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. The Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. At Mindful Steps Therapy we use a Mindfulness and Compassionate Based Approach to help bring you into the present moment and get unstuck. We work with a variety of different issues ranging from Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Family Work, Parenting, Chronic Pain & Illnesses, Infertility and Pre/Post-Pregnancy, and much more.
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University of Toronto: Honours Bachelors of Science - Major Psychology and Double Minor English Literature and Biology
Tyndale University: Masters of Divinity - Clinical Counselling Track
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) #10446
Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP) #7055-G
Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP) #68956819
Postpartum Support International - Perinatal Mental Health Certification (in progress)
Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice (ISTP)™ - Level 1 & Level 2 Completed By: Ratha Chek, RCC, Body Psychotherapist
Group Facilitation Training 16 Hour Workshop By: Deb Maybury, RP, HBA (Psy.)
Tyndale University: Focussing Level I Training By: Sheila Stevens, MDiv, RP
OAMFT: Annual Virtual Conference 2023 "Working with High Conflict Couples & Narcissism" By: Wendy Behary, CSW & Robert Taibbi, CSW
OAMFT: "Internal Family Systems: Treatment of Trauma & Addictions" By: Dr. Richard Schwartz, PhD
Pesi Inc.: 2-Day Intensive Workshop: "Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)" By: Frank Anderson, MD
Seleni Institute: "Maternal Mental Health Intensive: Perinatal Loss & Grief By: Christiane Manzella, FT, PhD
OAMFT: "Let's Take a Deeper Dive into Connected Parenting" By: Ulrica Jobe, MEd
OAMFT: Annual Virtual Conference 2022 "Honouring Indigenous Resistance to Colonial Violence: Helping People Recover with a Response-Based Practice" By: Catherine Richardson, PhD., Dr. Shelley Dean, PhD, and Allan Wade, PhD
Pesi Inc.: Suicide Prevention Summit Managing Suicidality with High-Crisis DBT Clients Webinar By: Eboni Webb, PsyD
Why People Die by Suicide: What the Last 20 Years of Research Shows Us Webinar By: Thomas Joiner, PhD
Losing a Loved One to Suicide: Interventions to Move Survivors Beyond the Ruins Webinar By: Rita Schulte, LPC
What to do with Suicidal Thoughts that Just Won't Go Away Webinar By: Kathryn Gordon, PhD
Reduce Suicide, LIability, & Workload in Healthcare and Beyon with The Columbia Protocol Webinar By: Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, PhD
Lessons from Treating Suicidal Veteran: The Latest Interventions Webinar By: Justin Baker, PhD
OAMFT: Introduction to Emotion Focused Family Therapy Webinar By: Dr. Herman Chow, DMin, RP, RMFT, CCFT
OAMFT: Compassion Focused Therapy Webinar By: Dr. Ashleigh McClellan, C.Psych
OAMFT: Annual Virtual Conference 2021 "Anti-Racism and Diverse Communities" By: Dr. Jessica Dere, C.Psych, and Dr. Lawrence Jackson
*Last updated: April 2023