Learning to walk with, instead of against, your trauma.
TRAUMA FOCUSED VIRTUAL THERAPY
I offer virtual Trauma Therapy in Ontario for survivors of childhood abuse who have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect and/or addictions. Trauma Therapy is not an easy or short process. I share skills and knowledge needed to begin walking alongside your trauma, instead of against it. As every person is unique, my therapeutic approach will be different for every individual. Trauma can make us feel powerless. Healing our trauma, takes our power back.
I am queer-identified, non-monogamy/poly and kink friendly. I strive to offer an open-minded, comfortable, safe(r) space to process traumas.
My practice includes components of Trauma-Centered Exposure Therapy and psychoeducation on the nervous system and Attachment Theory to create unique and individualized approaches for each client. I share trauma education throughout the sessions because the more we understand about our trauma, the less scary and overwhelming it becomes.
Contact me to schedule a free 15-minute meet and greet where we can connect and address any questions you may have about Trauma Therapy and/or my therapeutic style.
ABOUT ME/ AREAS OF SPECIALITY
Childhood and Adult Trauma, 2SLGTBQIA, bi-affirming, Non-monogamy, Kink and Sexuality, Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory, Religious Trauma and Anti-Capitalism
I am a registered therapist (MSW, RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, as well as, the Ontario Association of Social Workers, meaning that my services are covered by most health care plans. I provide virtual therapy only.
Coming from a significant trauma history myself, I developed an interest in better understanding how early childhood trauma impacts us throughout our adult lives. I believe in using a person-centered holistic approach with my clients to develop trauma symptom coping skills that are unique to them.
In addition to my therapy practice, I am also a writer and publish writing on trauma, sexuality and queerness on Patreon.
I offer couples therapy for partners who may be struggling with trauma, intimacy, connection, conflict or understanding each others needs.
In addition, I offer joint sessions for parents and children, chosen family, friends, polycules and roommates. Joint sessions can offer a safe(r) space and extra support to communicate through challenging times or provide general healthy relationship upkeep.
My approach to trauma therapy includes Exposure Therapy (talking about the traumatic events), Attachment Theory (understanding how our early relationships impact how we connect with others as adults), Polyvagal Theory (understanding how trauma impacts our nervous system) and offering psycho-education throughout the therapy sessions.
POLYAMORY, NON-MONOGAMY AND KINK
I offer a safe(r) space to discuss alternative relationship styles, sex, BDSM and kink. This can look like discussing topics pertaining to sexuality and sexual orientation, healthy and safe sexual expression, harm reduction practices, kink and BDSM through the lens of trauma and reconnecting to your sexuality after trauma. I believe that healthy sexual expression is your right and I strive to offer a non-judgemental and educated space to explore these topics.
TRAUMA WORKSHOPS & CANNABIS YOGA
I believe that educating as many people as we can about trauma, starts conversations that really matter with each other and in ourselves. Not only understanding how trauma impacts the body and mind, but WHY, provides unique insight to yoga instructors, educators, police services, paramedic services and child care providers. For more information on the cost of my workshops, please contact me by e-mail.
I have been offering cannabis yoga in KW since 2018. I believe in and value the therapeutic benefits of cannabis combined with yoga and hold cannabis yoga workshops and events throughout the year. To find out when my next cannabis yoga class is, please follow me on Instagram or sign-up for my newsletter.
HOW MUCH DOES THERAPY WITH YOU COST?
A 50-minute intake and subsequent therapy 50-minute appointments with me cost $130.
30-minute check in appointments cost $90.
65-minute couples therapy appointments cost $160.
I am a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, meaning my services are covered by most private health care insurance plans.
WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?
I graduated from Wilfred Laurier with a Masters of Social Work in 2018. I have worked in the field of social work for a decade. I value and prioritize taking workshops and trainings on alternative topics such as kink, sexuality and queerness. I also value taking these workshops and trainings from other survivors. I read extensively about trauma, different therapy models and approaches.
I am NOT formally trained in IFS, DBT, CBT or exposure therapy. I focus on learning about modalities and introducing the concepts to my clients based on their unique needs. For more information, you can visit my education page.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I offer virtual only therapy - meaning I can service anyone within Ontario! I also offer phone sessions for those who prefer not to meet over video or need some extra flexibility.
YOUR SCHEDULE IS REALLY FULL! HOW DO I GO ABOUT WORKING WITH YOU?
My waitlist is usually about a 6 month to a year wait. Please contact me to be added to my waitlist. If you are a current client who is in need of an appointment and not able to find a time on my online booking portal, you can e-mail me with your availability and I will do my best to accommodate. I DO NOT OFFER CRISIS THERAPY APPOINTMENTS. I cannot accommodate last minute requests for therapy sessions.