through a different lens
I believe that the you the client, are the expert in your own life and that will drive and guide how you'd like therapy to work best for you! Each client is unique and there is no such thing as a "best fit' model for all. That is why I tailor the therapy to best suit your needs in a supportive and collaborative way.
I am passionate about my profession and helping others achieve their goals and reach their potential. Seeing my clients leave happier and more at peace is my driving force.
I pull from an extensive array of therapeutic interventions ranging from psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, ACT or acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, self-compassion and mindfulness theoretic approach and more.
I specialize in working with individuals improve their thinking about themselves, others and how to reflect and make lasting changes that stick and to increase self awareness and self kindness and acceptance throughout the process.
I work with almost any issue, please inquire for more information.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAININGS
Experience & Expertise
Master of Social Work from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto 2016
Bachelor of Arts with Honors York University 2012
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS
June 2019 Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST) for Individuals and Families-Elana Goldin-Lerman
November 2018 Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples-Elana Goldin-Lerman
October 2018 Leading Edge Seminars: The State of Affairs: A New Clinical Approach to Infidelity with Esther Perel
July 2018 Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Training 14 hours -Elisha Van Harte
November 2017 3335 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): Basics with Shelly McMain-School of Continuing Studies at the UofT
December 2017 Triple P Level 3 Primary Care Certified and Accredited
March 2017 Building a Trauma Informed Culture with MCYS
September 2016 Competency-Based Brief Therapy- Scot Cooper
July 2016 IRRP Training and facilitation certificate in Restorative Practices- 14 hours
June 2016 Understanding Attachment and Relationships -Mary Rella 4 hours
July 2015 Smart Play Therapy Training- Julia Johnson 8 hours
June 2014 Deconstructing Shame and Guilt and Opening Space for Forgiveness and Reconciliation with Karl Tomm
May 2014 Brief Single Session Therapy Training -Scot Cooper
August 2014 ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training with YRDSB
RESEARCH AND CONTRIBUTIONS
September 2011- Independent Thesis, Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Flett (York University)
April 2012 “Dimensions of Perfectionism, Parenting Concern Over Mistakes,
Parenting Competence and Depression in Mothers with Young
Publication: Nepon, T., Hall, C., Flett, G. L., & Hewitt, P. L. (2015, October). Perfectionism and concern over parenting mistakes in depression and parenting self-esteem. Poster to be presented at the 3rd Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Health Learning Institute, Toronto, ON
May 2012- Lab Coordinator and Research Assistant, -10 months, 60 hours/month
April 2013 Infant and Child Mental Health Lab, York University
volunteer assisting on a study looking at attachment and parenting in mothers and children of diverse cultural contexts, including migration, and Indigenous/rural. With a focus on prevention and interventions that optimize mental health in all youth.