My background

I have specialized in adult mental health for over a decade. As a registered social worker, I am currently counselling students at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am the author of a guided journal (“IMG_5256Just as I am: The Practice of Self-Care and Compassion”) designed to help students return to self-love and acceptance.

Previously, I worked as a counsellor at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) and co-directed a group therapy program for adults living with addiction and mental illness in Washington, DC. During my graduate training, I worked at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and counseled adults at a local community health centre. My graduate research focused on the experiences of families navigating the psychiatric hospital system in Ottawa, Ontario.

I am a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (#821266) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

I live in Waterloo, Ontario with my partner, Stephen, and our two young children. I care for myself by spending time with close friends, singing in an a cappella chorus, and practicing Vipassana meditation.