How I Can Help You
Divorce and separation
Relationships are hard-work. They are actually the best testament to our level of maturity. No matter where you’re at, we’ll figure out whether what is left of that former emotional bond is worth fighting for.
Healing from war trauma, sexual abuse, childhood abuse and neglect
However tough and emotionally disruptive that traumatic experience was, we’ll begin the healing journey from the beginning, arming ourselves with courage and confidence. The memories have haunted you enough already!
Addiction to substances
I’ll engage you at the point you’re at in the Stages of Change model and I may also know where to send you for more resources if you’re indeed ready to quit. Harm-reduction will be our guiding principle.
Managing Grief & Loss
Pain and suffering is part of being human
The Shock, Denial, Anger, Bargaining and Acceptance, nothing about the experience in the five stages is linear. Let’s Begin where you’re at in the grieving process. If we can’t achieve closer, we will explore effective ways of managing your “New Normal”
Elderly Couples Issues
Here’s another challenge that many married couples encounter in the later stages
Relationships are hard work. They are actually the best testament to our level of maturity. No matter where you’re at, we’ll figure out whether what is left of that former emotional bond is worth fighting for.
Stress, Depression and Anxiety
The anxiety can interfere significantly with daily routines, your job, social life etc.
Depression and Anxiety
That dark, sinking feeling<br />
That debilitating pain<br />
Those haunting feelings of wanting to disappear<br />
The inferiority complex, the dark thoughts,<br />
The powerlessness, the self-loathing<br />
However, you want to describe it: I’ll listen
I am a Registered Social Worker with extensive experience in Clinical work with Families, Individuals and Community organizations.I handle my clients with deep compassion respect and empathy, believing that every individual or family that come to therapy holds a strong innate capacity for change. Without minimizing the presenting challenge, I work from a strength and empowerment perspective, guiding my clients on an exploration journey for that inner strength, those positive qualities and gifts that every individual brings to the therapy session.
I am an expert on immigration challenges, supporting my clients to identify and embrace healthy coping strategies for successive integration to the Canadian society. I have also worked extensively with Child and Family Services, becoming well versed with the Inter-generational trauma that most First Nations’ families experience due to the Residential Schools history, the Sixties’ Scoop and currently the Child and Family Services system that sometimes subject children to further trauma. Besides academic qualifications, I hold certification in
- Trauma informed-practice
- Family Systems Intervention Training Levels 1-3
- Addictions Training certificate
- Applied Suicide Intervention Training
- Non-violence Intervention Training
- High Fidelity Wrap Around Training (WRAP Canada)