Seeking help of any form is so difficult in a society that prioritizes individualism. So, I am happy and proud that you are here for whatever reason it may be.
Through my own experiences and educational journey, I have witnessed a lack of therapists and mental health professionals of colour, particularly Black women, within the therapeutic field. This creates a major barrier in accessibility for individuals of colour seeking help. My passion for providing mental health services is intentional not only in upholding the importance of representation but predominantly in hopes that I can help all individuals, especially people of colour to feel seen, heard and cared for.
I believe in decolonizing mental health care and that comes in upholding diversity and anti-oppression as a value. With this in mind, I work within an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, trauma informed, culturally competent
framework with a client first attitude. Using an integrative model, I embrace and respect gender, sexual and class diversity with a strong emphasis on intersectionality.
My passion and role as a therapist is to help clients in overcoming the barriers preventing them from feeling like their best selves. This is often directly correlated to their relationships to themselves, others and the outside world. Because of these barriers, individuals often neglect to recognize their own strengths and where their resilience lies which is usually when situations become heightened, overwhelming and seemingly too much to bear. I believe in strength-based approaches to healing. We are the masters of our own healing and I am there to help guide.
My therapeutic style is an eclectic mix of evidence based modalities as I believe that each one person is too different from the next, to follow one strict model. Because humans have adapted a knack for using self-deprecation, I integrate a self-compassionate approach to my therapeutic sessions. You are deserving of love, joy and care from those around you but most importantly from yourself.
Therapy can seem scary; pouring so much of yourself onto a stranger. So, to make this process as comfortable as possible, I offer a free 15 minute consultation. This is really the time for you to see if I am a good fit for you and how we may work together. This is your healing journey, and I am so happy you are here embarking on it.
Here’s to Growing., To Building., To Healing.
Using an integrative therapeutic approach, I draw from many modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. I
integrate mindfulness, inner child and compassionate based interventions, allowing us to view you holistically rather than only looking at the presenting problem.
Master of Education in Global Mental Health and Counselling Psychology
University of Toronto, Toronto ON
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Health Studies, specialization in Mental Health and Addictions – McMaster University, Hamilton ON
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