I am a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at McGill University, and a student member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. My research examines social support interactions in the context of university students' friendships, and the ways in which different types of support influence students' mental health. I am especially interested in the way people communicate non-verbally when offering and receiving social support.
I have previously trained at McGill's Counselling and Mental Health Services, where I helped undergraduate students who faced difficulties with mood, anxiety, family, and relationship problems. I have also completed a practicum in the Sex and Couple Therapy service at the Allan Memorial Institute, where I worked with couples and individuals facing a variety of relational and sexual difficulties.
In my clinical work I integrate empirically-supported interventions from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally-focused couple therapy (EFCT), and humanistic/existential therapy. I strongly value genuineness, respect, and warmth in the therapeutic relationship. I believe in working creatively and collaboratively with each client to tailor meaningful interventions to match their specific narratives and challenges.