Education, Training and Professional Development
I am currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. With the supervision of experienced and dedicated counsellors at New Roots Therapy, I am in the process of completing the practical component of my degree.
While receiving my bachelor’s degree in Peterborough, I have been inspired by my time volunteering at the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, the Alzheimer’s Society, and Array (which offers support services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals who have developmental disabilities). My training and work at these locations have shown me how to be trauma-informed, compassionate, and genuine in my work with clients. These various positions allowed me to see first hand how empathy and active listening can be combined to connect with people from different populations and influence positive change.
Trauma-informed care is something I have brought to my practice as a counsellor, as well as the genuine intention to help others by listening, offering encouragement and accepting people for who they are.
I have always been drawn to helping others as well as interested in how our thoughts, behaviours, and emotions influence one another. I am excited to merge theses two passions as a practicing counsellor. Aside from my work as a counsellor I am also passionate about creating music, being mindful in nature, spending time with those close to me, and pushing myself to try new things.
My interests are definitely something I bring to my practice. I encourage my clients to strengthen their connections to those who are close to them, do what they love, try new experiences, love and respect the needs of their bodies, and find peace and contentment in nature.
I want to support you as you grow and help guide you to see a more expansive view of yourself, your life and your relationships. If this is something that might interest you, I encourage you to get in contact to learn more about the services I offer.