We all have mental health, and we all go through times when challenges impact our mental health. I believe there are solutions in every struggle. I work with people to identify strengths, find purpose and meaning in life, and focus on hope for the future. My work focuses on building mental resiliency; this will help prepare you to deal with future challenges and stay healthy.
For more than 13 years, I’ve been a registered social worker in Newfoundland and Labrador. I attended Memorial University where I received a Bachelor of Social Work in 2005 and a Master of Social Work in 2018. I’ve worked with families facing stressful situations, children and youth, folks with disabilities, seniors, Indigenous peoples, and caregivers.
I understand it can be hard to reach out for counselling support in a rural area. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and comfortable space for you. I use a client-centered approach that respects and values individual beliefs, and empowers clients to view themselves as experts in their own lives. My treatment modalities draw upon cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectic behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, systems theory, solution-focused theory, attachment theory, Indigenous theory, and feminist theory.