MA, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
AREAS OF FOCUS
- Gender Identity and Transition
- Anxiety, Depression and Mood-related Issues
I am a queer, white, transmasculine settler who has been actively engaged in feminist and LGBTQ2S+ community work for over 10 years. I completed my Master of Social Work degree at Dalhousie University in 2015. I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). I also hold degrees in Literature and Theatre Studies. I provide individual psychotherapy to youth and adults, practicing from a framework that centres anti-oppression, harm reduction, and collaboration.
“We each deserve gentle, affirming space to heal and to grow.”
I have been honoured to practice for the past several years in community-based settings with people who are systematically marginalized in mainstream health and mental health services. The lived experiences of my clients, who have invariably found brilliant ways to survive injustice, are central to how I approach this work.
I draw upon clinical modalities that inform my social work training, including narrative, solution-focused and cognitive therapies, along with a growing focus on trauma work; I am completing Level 1 certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. In the use of these clinical tools, I aim to be consistently guided by liberatory politics – anti-racism, anti-capitalism, feminism, Indigenous sovereignty, and disability justice – and an accompanying sense of humility, compassion, and solidarity.