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.
Thank you for dropping by! I look forward to connecting with you.
I am a Registered Social Worker with nine years of clinical experience providing psychotherapy to diverse populations. I specialize in supporting individuals experiencing challenges including: anxiety, depression, trauma, and issues related to gender and sexuality.
I completed my Bachelor of Social Work at McGill University and Masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto. 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), and community based addiction treatment facilities.
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. I am a queer, cis female settler of Ukrainian and French descent. I have lived experience supporting a loved one through gender transition, which informs my interest in working with individuals exploring their gender, along with their partners and supporters.
In my free time I enjoy pottery, going to the beach with my dear senior dog, and cycling.
In my practice, I take a collaborative and holistic approach to therapy, tailoring my methods to meet the unique needs and goals of each person I work with. Drawing from a diverse toolkit of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I strive to empower my clients to overcome obstacles and achieve lasting change.
Central to my therapeutic philosophy is the belief that the therapeutic relationship serves as the foundation for growth and healing. I create a warm, nonjudgmental space where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Through compassionate listening, empathy, and genuine connection, I work collaboratively with clients to uncover their strengths, develop coping skills, and cultivate self-awareness.
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. I work in person at Victoria's Queer Care Collective (888 Fort street) on Mondays.
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.
Session fees may be partially or fully covered by private insurance or work benefits. Please confirm this with your insurance provider before your session. For those without insurance, as a Registered Social Worker my services can be claimed on your income tax return as as medical expenses. In accordance with the Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC) the Government of Canada will reimburse recipients of clinical services at the prescribed rate.
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.
I am an approved mental health service provider with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) for the following health benefits programs: Mental Wellness and Counselling Program, Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program (IRS-RHSP), The Indian Day School Health Support Services (IDS HSS), and The Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) Program. For more information please visit: https://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-health
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I am grateful to live, work and play on the unceded and illegally occupied territories of the LkLək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. As a queer person, I recognize both my inherent privilege as uninvited settler on this land, and my responsibility to resist oppression in all of its forms.