My Therapeutic Approach

My approach is trauma-informed and combines cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and music therapy.

The basis of my work is to create a safe space for you to tell your truths, help you identify your core challenges and setbacks and discover coping mechanisms and thought and behaviour patterns you can choose to change. Change is not easy or comfortable; however, when you are working with someone you trust, it is possible, less intimidating and empowering.

I have extensive expertise in brief and long-term therapy and help children to elders and first responders with mild to severe mental health conditions, including:

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Pure & Applied Science (Environmental Science) with Honours (BScH)

Acadia University

Medical Degree (MBBChBAO)

Trinity College, University of Dublin

Master of Journalism (MJ)

University of British Columbia

Residency in Rural Family Medicine (MD)

McMaster University

Therapy Certifications & Courses:

Group Music-Integrated Therapy Training Program (Deborah Seabrook)

Certificate in DBT for eating disorders: Adolescents (Anita Federici)

Certificate in DBT for eating disorders: Adults (Anita Federici)

Certificate in trauma counselling for mental health professionals: Level 1 (Natalie Zlodre)

DBT Skills Training – Intensive Track (DBT House)

OSRP Mentorship Program (Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists) 

Understanding the Fire Service for Mental Health Clinicians (International Association of Fire Fighters)

CMCBT (Certificate in Medical CBT) (Greg Dubord, CBT Canada)

CBT Boot Camp (Christine Padesky)

Yoga Therapy (YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka)