My career in the public sector has involved working with individuals living with a variety of mental health diagnoses in the inpatient setting. The majority of my career has been spent working on a team implementing an inpatient Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program where I have worked in the capacity of frontline nurse, resource nurse, group facilitator, and individual therapist. This experience has prepared me for working with individuals struggling with complex diagnoses who often cope and survive through the use of maladaptive behaviours.
I am passionate about working with individuals collaboratively and fostering a safe and nonjudgmental space for recovery. I work with clients to assess any mental health concerns they might be experiencing and then develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Treatment may involve psychoeducation, building capacities in coping skills, or interventions from other therapeutic modalities.
The initial therapy session will involve a thorough mental health assessment, from which the treatment recommendations and treatment plan are developed. I work with my clients to determine areas of focus for treatment and strategies to work towards behavioural and emotional change.
My work in the public sector has involved working with individuals with a variety of diagnoses. My primary focus has been working with individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, as well as substance abuse, eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders.