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Whether you're having difficulty with your child's anxiety or you are dealing with your own, you are in really good company! Anxiety and worry are part of the human experience and for good reason. But sometimes, it can take up a lot of emotional space in our lives and lead to feelings of overwhelm and shame. What saddens me the most about this situations is that it doesn't need to be this way - for children or adults.

When working with kids of any age, my approach is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where they are encouraged and supported to take an active role in their emotional well-being and parents and other significant adults are seen as invaluable emotion coaches who help kids practice skills in their daily lives. I also have training in play and art therapy, relaxation breathing for children, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) which teaches parents how to help their child overcome anxiety related difficulties.

My style of working with kids involves a mix of qualities: one part fun educator, mixed with equal parts nurturing cheerleader, accountability coach, and confidant, topped off with a generous amount of clinical curiosity - each playing an important role in a child's counselling experience.  

Other important but not very interesting stuff to know about me: I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Social Worker. I am a member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a provider of Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) developed at Yale University's Child Study Center. Along with a lot of advanced training, which is an essential part of good clinical counselling, my goal is for children, youth, and parents to feel like they are collaborating with an ally who is fully invested in their well-being and in achieving positive outcomes.

To schedule a free consultation click here.
NOTE: Give yourself 10-20 minutes to share a bit about your situation and ask questions.