Per Session:60 Minutes: $200 90 Minutes: $300
Tuesday Evenings, Wednesday Evenings, Saturdays
Edmonton Whyte & Alberta Virtual
Clinical Master of Social Work, University of Calgary
Bachelor of Social Work Degree, MacEwan University
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology Degree, York University
Social Service Worker Diploma, Algonquin College
My lived experiences have impacted my beliefs on trauma in racialized communities. To me, therapy is a tool to help us process experiences that may have a lingering effect on our wellbeing. In our sessions, I want to support you and help you develop new strategies while honouring the survival techniques that you have used thus far. I believe therapy is a vital part of maintaining mental health and that it should provide sustainable practices that you can carry forward in your life.
As a therapist, I will work with you to create a safe space to discuss your experiences. I aim to break down the stigma associated with therapy in many cultural communities by using person-centered language, simplifying how trauma impacts the body and mind, and making sure that you are leading your therapeutic journey.
My approach stems from the removal of shame and a focus on redeveloping any harmful narratives that have been associated with your experiences. I use narrative practice, acceptance and commitment therapy, grief therapy, and accelerated resolution therapy. As a social worker, I have worked alongside clients from many backgrounds impacted by trauma (criminal justice, immigration, disabilities, domestic violence, etc.). I also have significant experience working with first and second-generation Canadians adapting to the struggles of living with a bicultural identity.
A Bit About Me:
I am the fourth of nine children and have 12 niblings. I came to Canada at the age of four and have first-hand experience navigating the changes that follow the migration process. I have a cat named Nayla and love watching reality tv shows (the more ridiculous the premise, the more interested I am)!