I am a vibrant Registered Social Worker that brings years of experience in progressive leadership roles in organizations and mental health. My passion and expertise lies in supporting all members of organizations and institutions in fostering wellness and resilience. I do this as an Organizational Consultant by developing policies and procedures, designing wellness initiatives and programs and facilitating mental health and sexual violence training and workshops.
I have collaboratively worked with leaders of organizations and institutions including CEO's, Board of Directors and Managers.
As a Psychotherapist & Parent Coach, I specialize in supporting women experiencing low self-esteem issues and parenting challenges.
I earned a Master of Social Work degree from York University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours with Distinction) specializing in Women's and Gender Studies and Sociology from the University of Toronto.
I maintain ongoing professional development and below are some of the certifications and training that I have completed:
Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals
Sickkids Centre for Community Mental Health Institute
Trauma - Strategies for Counsellors
Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute
Managing Mental Health in the Workplace ( Rights & Responsiblities)
Achieve: Centre for Leadership
Kniffley Racial Trauma Therapy Training
Steven D. Kniffley Racial Trauma Therapy Model
Certified Brainspotting Practitioner
Tree of Life - Narrative Therapy Advanced practitioner
Introduction and Advanced COURRAGE Training ( Narrative Therapy training to support women with complex trauma)
Essentials of CBT: The Beck Approach
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Narrative Therapy (Course),
Oxfam Summit and Day of Action - Ending Equality and promoting Women's Rights
Trauma and Resilience: Surviving and Thriving (Workshop)
Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Training Refresher
The Yonge Street Mission
Raciam and Discrmination as Risk Factors for Toxic Stress (webinar)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training,
Youth Wellbeing: Combatting Anti-Black Racism
Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthRex)
Mentoring Vulnerable Youth Certificate
City of Toronto
Critical Youth Work Certificate
Maximizing Governance: Public Policy (Applied Learning Session #3)
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants