Details discussed in session will be kept private and confidential. There are exceptions, however, and they refer to safety. Wherever there is a risk of harm, or disclosure of historic abuse or neglect, information will not be kept confidential. My priority will always be the safety and well being of all of my clients.
Children and families in the midst of separation or divorce proceedings will need to provide consent from the custodial parent or both caregivers in the absence of a custody agreement. At 14 years or age, a youth may consent to their own treatment.
Please contact me if you are unsure or have any questions about privacy and consent to treatment.
My area of speciality has always been working with children, youth, and families. I am passionate about helping families to achieve the success and happiness they deserve. Some clients may know exactly what is wrong and what they need. Others may be unclear, feel stuck, and just need help to unpack their thoughts and feelings. Regardless of where you are, I will work side by side with you toward a plan that best meets your needs.
Here are some common reasons that families reach out for help:
Oppositional Defiance/Conduct Issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Poor Coping Skills
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Depending on your needs, I may use a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches. I am trained in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Structural Family Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy among others. My personal philosophy is to deliver services from a strengths-based, client-centred and anti oppressive perspective. I am also skilled at balancing the needs of multiple family members at one time. The comfort and safety of my clients will always be a priority. With this in mind, I will take my time to help your family to "warm up" to the environment so that the counselling process can be as successful as possible. I am a big believer in the use of carefully timed humour and I like to keep things as fun and as light as possible, especially when working with children.
I receive supervision from a Clinical Psychologist and I am committed to ongoing learning and training throughout the year.
I provide equality of services and care to everyone regardless of age, sex, ability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.