I previously attended McGill University and completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2008, a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology in 2012, and a PhD in Counselling Psychology in 2018. My thesis research was focused on better understanding the experiences of people with scleroderma, a rare and chronic health condition, related to coping and reaching out for social support.
My approach to therapy is one that is integrative. This means that I draw from different schools of psychology and modify my approach to match the unique needs and preferences of the client. I frequently draw from cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness-based, dialectical and psychodynamic therapy approaches. That being said, I ultimately apply a strength-based approach. When working with clients, I also believe that professional honesty, direct communication, and transparency with my thoughts are critical.
Over the past several years, I gained extensive experience helping clients with issues related to self-esteem and identity, anxiety and panic, depression, emotional self-regulation, trauma and illness (e.g., cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, HIV, chronic pain). I also received specialized clinical training in couple therapy and individual therapy for sexual issues. I have helped people work through difficulties with sexual desire/arousal, sexual pain, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. I have also helped couples navigate relationship difficulties, including issues with communication, emotional and sexual intimacy, commitment (e.g. divorce, infidelity, negotiating open relationship) as well as major life transitions (e.g. childbirth, illness, changes in employment). I am fully bilingual and available to work in either English or French.