I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from The University of Guelph (conferred 2013), as well as a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Western University (conferred 2016). I am currently working towards completion of my second Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University (to be conferred 2024).
Additionally, I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I have always been fascinated with the brain and how it influences our thoughts, emotions, and actions. As I studied, researched, and gained diverse work experiences, my interest in the psychology of the mind and human mental health deepened. This passion was a driving force behind my choice to pursue a career in counselling, as I am committed to helping people better understand their own inner worlds to help them move towards more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
My professional journey has been enriched by a range of experiences across various fields. I’ve had the privilege of working in the innovative field of medical cannabis, delving into the complex dynamics of behavioral market research, and contributing to product innovation in healthcare. These experiences have broadened my perspective and deepened my appreciation for the diverse factors that influence mental well-being. I’ve also been actively involved in supporting the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents, bringing a well-rounded perspective to my practice.
Throughout my experiences, I’ve learned the value of empathetic and person-centred conversations and care. Additionally, recognizing that no two individuals are alike, I strongly believe in a holistic and individualized approach to therapy. Every person I encounter is a unique story, shaped by diverse contexts, experiences, cultures, and perspectives, and it is through understanding and embracing this diversity that I tailor my therapeutic approach. With each client, I strive to create a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their unique paths to self-discovery and healing.
A few of my favourite things
Yearly backcountry camping trips are the best
Thailand is one of my favourite places
Snowshoeing at the cottage with my little man
Morning cup of coffee on the dock with the best company
Running the Toronto Waterfront 5K
I love being creative and trying new things
Volunteering and giving back to my community has always been an important part of my life. During my time in academia, I volunteered with the Women in Science committee, supporting initiatives that promoted diversity and inclusion in scientific fields. Throughout this time, I was also involved with the Brain Bee competition, a competition that helps inspire young minds and foster interest in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.
I have also served as an ambulatory assistant at a hospital, gaining valuable insights into healthcare delivery and the importance of empathy in patient interactions. Growing up as a competitive dancer and recognizing the therapeutic potential of movement, I’ve volunteered as a dance assistant for “Dancing with Parkinson’s”, utilizing the power of dance to enhance the well-being of individuals facing neurological challenges.
More recently, I’ve served as an intake assistant at a child and adolescent mental health center. This role has given me valuable insights into youth mental health and reinforced my dedication to supporting individuals and families facing mental health challenges.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time curled up on the couch watching cooking shows with my partner and little Yorkie Shih Ztu, Tucker. I also love being outside (hiking, golfing, running, snowboarding, snowshoeing), exercising (dance and strength training are my favourite), reading (psychological thrillers are the best!), and spending time with friends and family (usually you can find us eating).
I also love exploring this beautiful world we call home and immersing myself in different cultures, cuisines, and traditions.