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Credentials

Let’s keep in mind that although I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2004 - therapy is one of the few professions where years of experience does not correlate with clinical competency. Don’t believe me? I bet you can find a ton of therapists in the area who’ve been practicing for 20+ years and suck. 

 

The same goes for education - letters behind your name, mean nothing if you can't relate to a human being. As an Educator in the Human Services field - I also know some skills cannot be taught.

 

I back up my lived experience with education and expertise. 

 

Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#003977)

Registered Social Service Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (#831840)

Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor with the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

Member in Good Standing with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists

 

I have also completed the following training and certifications: 

 

  • Indigenous Cultural Competency

  • Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) Q3 MI (Motivational Interviewing) - ONT Certified Trainer and Administrator

  • Gender Diversity Training

  • Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) Trained Council Member with the Gerson Lehrman Group

  • Addiction Medicine Diploma – British Columbia Centre on Substance Use

  • Getting Unstuck: Processing trauma-induced guilt and shame

  • Recovery Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Training

  • Level One Trauma Certified – Hincks-Dellcrest

  • Compassion Fatigue Conference: Focusing on Organizational Health Screening and Assessment for Concurrent Disorders

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training

  • CPR & First Aid Certified