Welcome! I'm so happy you're here and wanting to learn more about me. I can't wait to learn more about you too.
I’ve been a registered Social Worker since 2005 but started counselling long before that. In fact, way back in Grade 8 I joined my school's peer counselling group and I haven't looked back since.
I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work and I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cybercounselling (E-Counselling).
I have used my experience and knowledge to assist clients of all ages as they face issues related to:
Adjusting to a Disability
And so much more
However, it's my work with those experiencing grief and loss that has really resonated with me. I experienced a very significant loss in my 20s and when I tried to reach out for help I realized it wasn't that easy.
I seemed to move from counsellor to counsellor trying to find someone to really understand the loss I was feeling. Though I'm sure the counsellors tried their best, I was left felling dismissed, ignored, and very discouraged.
Throughout my process, I kept thinking about how hard it must be for people outside of the helping professions to get the help they deserve. Here I was, a counsellor myself, and I was so discouraged that I was ready to give up on finding the help I so desperately needed. However, I knew I couldn't and I finally found someone that gave me the space I needed to heal and they helped me begin to learn to live with my grief. I'd like to do the same for you.
It was through this experience that I realized the need for specialized grief counselling. It also helped me realize that I had a unique perspective on grief that I could use to help others. I believe this has made me a much more empathetic and effective counsellor.
I've always had a love for the written word, and I'll be honest, I find I express myself more openly and honestly through it. I think this is what drew me to e-counselling. The process itself can be so healing, and often times clients will tell me they feel so much better after simply writing their message to me. I have an absolute love for this format of counselling and I hope you will too!
I invite you to visit me on LinkedIn to learn more about my qualifications and experience.