I attended McMaster University and graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Behaviour (BASc) in the spring of 2020. With all my free time during the COVID-19 pandemic, I received a graduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Wilfred Laurier University. Later, I completed a certificate in the fundamentals of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Currently, I am enrolled at McMaster University in a Masters of Psychotherapy (MSc) program that I will be finishing in the spring of 2024.
In my undergrad, I worked as a camp coach with children ages 5 to 14 years old at a multi-sport camp and sports facility. I provided a highly energetic curriculum and creative classes to contribute to the wellness and development of each child while fostering a sense of community. It was here that I discovered my passion for working with youth and young adults and harnessed my silly inner child!
After my undergrad, I began working as a research assistant in the McKinnon Trauma and Recovery Lab at McMaster University and learned some of the fundamentals of research, psychometric testing, and trauma-informed care.
Leading up to and during my masters, I worked as a Youth Support Worker at Good Shepherd. Located at a youth shelter, I worked with vulnerable youth between the ages of 16 to 21 who are homeless or street-involved due to family violence, conflict, abuse, neglect, poverty and experience with mental health and addiction issues. I worked as a case manager to ensure they have the support, advocacy, and resources they need to overcome obstacles, break down barriers, and improve overall wellness. I learned about the necessity for person-centred care and approaching mental health treatment through a holistic lens, while also completely enhancing my capacity for empathy and connection.
Lake Morraine is my favourite
Before the Black Keys concert
Just got back into reading for fun
In the mountains of Colorado
My partner's dog Hazel gives the best hugs
My grandpa and his new scooter!
In my personal life, I enjoy seeking out and experiencing new things to make the most out of this life! I take as many opportunities as I can to travel with friends or partner, my favourite being Italy or my many Rocky Mountain hiking trips. I’m a big animal lover, a newly big reader (thank you BookTok!), and have played soccer since I was old enough to pay attention to the game (and not get swept up in picking dandelions!). Some of my favourite things are sitting by a campfire, listening to some good music, listening to my grandparents life stories, and being in the company of my good friends.