Welcome! I am glad that you are here. As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with individuals and couples in Guelph and the Kitchener-Waterloo area. I believe that people possess unlimited strengths within themselves that can facilitate healing. Therapy is about the process of change, and can help an individual to access these resources which lead to new and more satisfying possibilities for living. I believe in the resiliency of the human spirit, and the tremendous potential within each of us to bring about transformation in our lives. I also believe in the essential goodness of every human being.
I am also a Registered Sex Therapist with the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO). Sex therapy involves processes and exercises which can be used to enrich both an individual's sexuality and/or the sexual components of an intimate relationship. Sexuality is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, and therapy can help individuals to create the most life-enhancing context for the kind of sex that is worth wanting.
Areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, self-harm, and crises of meaning. I welcome the opportunity to work with members of the LGBTTTIQQ community. Therapy is conducted using cognitive-behavioural, narrative, and experiential approaches. Interventions can include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and hypnosis. Marriage Preparation sessions customized to meet your needs are also available.
I have extensive experience with public speaking, and I am comfortable delivering presentations on several topics, including self-esteem, stress management, anxiety, and depression. I am also open to working with you to develop a presentation that suits the particular needs of your group.
If you are interested in pursuing counselling or booking a presentation, please feel free to contact me for further information via the email form provided on this website.