You are taking the first, and often most challenging step in creating the changes you would like to see in your life.
I know from personal experience that seeking therapy takes courage, and finding the right therapist is very important. For these reasons I encourage you to read through my resources, and book a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your needs, and share your therapy preferences and concerns.
Thank you for dropping by! I look forward to connecting with you.
I am a Registered Social Worker with eight years of clinical experience providing psychotherapy to diverse populations. I specialize in supporting individuals experiencing challenges including: anxiety, depression, substance use, gender, sexuality and queer issues, relationship challenges, and navigating life transitions. I am a cis female settler of Ukrainian and French descent. I am queer and have had the privilege of supporting many individuals within the LGBTQ+ community around issues of sexuality, and gender.
I have been working in private practice full time since 2021, Prior to private practice I worked at institutions including the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), St. Michael's Homes, as well as multiple community based settings supporting individuals experiencing mental health and addiction issues.
Originally from New Westminster BC, I have spent the past 11 years enjoying big city life (by Canadian standards!) in Toronto. This past July I relocated to Victoria, BC, for family, seafood and mountain views.
In my free time I enjoy antiquing, going to the beach with my dear senior dog, and practicing yoga.
My practice is informed by my Anti-Oppressive, anti-racist and intersectional feminist values. I use an eclectic approach that draws on my training in evidence-based modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I use mindfulness and somatic strategies to help bring awareness and connection between body and mind in the present moment.
I believe the most important ingredient for successful therapy is a strong therapeutic relationship. I enjoy getting to know my clients as whole people, meaning who they are outside of the problems that are bringing them to talk to me. Clients have described me as warm, collaborative, honest and empathic. I strive to create space where my clients feel safe, seen and supported.
I offer free 15 minute phone consultations for prospective clients.
This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about my services or approach.
Booking an Appointment
I offer sessions Monday to Thursday, including some evening hours. Sessions are 50 minutes in length. I use Owl Practice, a PHIPA secure online platform to host online sessions.
Please note that I am a provincially regulated health professional registered to practice in the province of Ontario and British Columbia, therefore I can only work with individuals whose primary residence is in Ontario or British Columbia.
You can book a consult or initial appointment online here, or email me using the contact form. Prior to your first appointment I will ask you to complete an online intake and informed consent form.
My per session fee is $150. Session fees may be partially or fully covered by private insurance or work benefits. Please confirm this with your insurance provider before your session. I accept payment by e-transfer and online credit card payment. Payments are due the day of the session. I have a firm cancellation policy and require 24 hours notice for cancellation or you will be charged the full session fee.
I have a limited number of sliding scale spots in my practice which I reserve for individuals who are low income and uninsured. Please contact me for more information regarding my sliding scale.