I am a bilingual psychotherapist offering individual, couple, and family therapy for adults and adolescents, and I maintain a private practice in Ottawa, Ontario.
My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, challenging life transitions, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep difficulties, and stress and anger management. Since 2007, I have been specializing in treating various forms of trauma, both recent and past, with a broad spectrum of clients. I believe traumas are a result of events, big or small, that leave a lasting emotional and psychological impact. We often hear of the 'big' traumas, but every day events such as bullying, childhood neglect, rejection, or a medical diagnosis can all have a traumatic effect on a person.
In addition to my work in private practice, I work at a non-profit organization offering counselling to newcomers. I provide crisis intervention and long-term therapy to individuals suffering from pre and post-migration challenges, transgenerational issues, integration difficulties, and PTSD. I specialize in offering psychological services to victims of war trauma, torture, political persecution, sexual assault, and imprisonment. Working with this clientele and an internationally trained team of clinicians, has helped me develop a global understanding of and a broader approach to treating mental health issues.
I am an interactive, client-centred therapist. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and address personal life challenges.
I am a graduate of the University of Ottawa's counselling program. I hold a Master of Education in Educational Counselling (2008), a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology (2005), and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2003).
Certifications & Professional Memberships
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I am also a Certified EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a member of EMDR Canada.