The goal of my practice is to help people get a better understanding of themselves, gain a greater acceptance of their strengths and weaknesses, and make choices that are in their best interest .It is my belief that people have the capacity for change. I have been in private practice since 1993, and have focused my expertise on individuals, couples, and families. My work focuses on helping people adjust to separations, losses, address parenting challenges, cope with conflict, and resolve school related issues. Most people come into therapy when they are in crisis so that they can learn to cope with difficult periods in their lives, but, it is my belief that therapy can also be helpful for people who want to learn more about themselves for personal growth and change. Helping people deal with various struggles in their lives such as depression, anxiety and inner conflicts can be greatly facilitated in a therapeutic relationship that is characterized by trust, acceptance, and non-judgment. The art of collaboration between client and therapist will incorporate the client’s worldview into the therapy. I believe that the essence of the therapeutic relationship lies in facilitating human relationships in ways that support and increase an individual’s potential, enhance choice, and lead them to change.
After completing my B.A. in Psychology I earned a Master’s degree in Counseling and began working in the field of special needs. I enjoy working with families who have children with special needs to help parents cope with the adjustments required in their families. Over the last 14 years, my work has focused on counseling in schools and helping children and their families cope with the stressors that may be involved in school based issues. I believe that family dynamics are a vital piece in gaining a better understanding of difficulties a child may face in a school environment. My expertise is dealing with issues in areas of parenting, school-related concerns and adolescence.
I have completed a post Masters program in Marital and Family Therapy at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations and have continued my education through workshops, seminars and peer consultation.
I am a member of the L’Ordre Professionnel des Travailleurs Sociaux du Quebec, AAMFT, and the Corporation des Conseillers et Conseilleres d’Orientation et des Psychoeducateurs et Psychoeducatrices du Quebec.