CREDS YOU WANT TO KNOW:
Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. Specialized in adult counselling, humanistic, postmodern theory & behaviourism.
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Majored in marketing, women studies & sociology.
Clinical Member of Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP), and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OMHP).
Dedicated professional development in modern counselling modalities. Continuous anti-racism, feminist, cultural diverse & anti-oppressive learning.
DEETS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU:
Active in the counselling and social work fields since 2006.
Began in crisis intervention; advanced into employment and life skills counselling; expanded into mental health case management, group facilitation, and finally - where I love to be most: psychotherapy and supportive counselling for adults.
Previous therapy related work places include: non profit community support organizations; national mental health agency; government funded community health centre; wellness clinic; university counselling centre and the public school system.
Clients and colleagues have called me: approachable, genuine, relatable and down to earth.
FUN FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW:
Lived a "13 Year Business Career" life chapter - making me an expert on understanding how Doing professional, corporate and service work Feels.
Walked the walk as a Strong & Sensitive Thriver on multiple levels of the corporate ladder – all the while engaging with all kinds of people and public - from an array cultures, socio-economic status and demographics.
AND ON THE PERSONAL SIDE:
A super proud first generation Canadian, bisexual, cisgendered woman. Pronouns: she/her
I've lived in Darkness and in Light with my own mental health and addiction struggles. I'm openly and gratefully in long term addiction recovery today, and am a Strong Harm Reduction Recovery Advocate - believing every person's journey to well-being is as unique as they are.
Amateur gardener; meditator; feeder of birds and wildlife; tree hugger; rock collector; cat person; binge watcher and student of secular Buddhism. I like cooking, a short exercise class or chilling with the fam. in the back yard.
Willow Rock is a dialectic.
The two opposing sides of your one true story.
Your Reality lies in how you choose to synthesize..
The Willow and The Rock.
We flow, we change, we grow, we adapt, we sway,
we repair, we renew...
We are still, we stay strong, we have history, we stand firm, we feel heavy, we take space, we prevail...
Your truth is woven somewhere in the middle.
- Let's help you find, embrace & own it -
It's time to get Well.