THE CREDS YOU WANT TO KNOW:
Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Specialized in adult counselling, postmodern theories, behaviourism & group therapy.
Honours Bachelors of Business Administration at Brock University. Majored in marketing, women studies & sociology.
A member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Continuous skill building in treatment modalities dedicated to support Willow Rock clients; anti-racism & anti-oppression learning; virtual counselling and clinical supervision.
THE DEETS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU:
Active in the counselling and social work fields since 2006.
Began in telephone crisis intervention; advanced into face to face employment and crisis counselling; expanded into mental health case management, group facilitation, walk in counselling and finally - where I love to be most: psychotherapy and supportive counselling.
Previous work places include: non profit community support organizations; national mental health agency; wellness clinic; university counselling centre and the public school system.
Interned for a community health centre that integrates counselling with physicians and allied health services.
Became an established group facilitator and program developer by designing and leading psychoeducation, training and peer support groups.
Group topics so far: mindfulness; self awareness; self esteem; managing emotions; interpersonal relationships; dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills; addiction & mental health coping skills and epilepsy first aid..
FUN FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW:
I've had a "13 Year Business Career" life chapter - which strengthened my people skills making me an expert on understanding how Doing corporate service work Feels.
I walked the walk as: interim executive director; assistant director; brand manager; office manager; sales team leader; territory sales rep.; human resources assistant; and executive assistant – all the while engaging the public; customers; business & franchise owners; executive, senior & middle managers; teachers; university students; and staff.
I evolved into a Strong & Sensitive Thriver from work experiences in human resources. Once I began connecting with and supporting staff - my passion shifted from selling & marketing into helping & compassion.
In 2005 I left a lucrative management job to pursue the long road to graduate studies and registration in psychotherapy. The rest is the product (and service :-) ) of what you see today.
ALL IN A NAME: WILLOW ROCK WELLNESS
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.