YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

Services for Pre-teens, Teens and Young Adults

I support young people in their unique journeys of self-discovery, helping them to further develop their emotional, social and coping skills and self-esteem.  I work with a variety of concerns, including delays in development, struggles at school, feelings of anxiety or depression, behavioural issues, difficulties with attention, grief and loss, traumatic experiences, sexual abuse, and adjustment to foster care and adoption.  


Special Interests:  


I am particularly interested in and passionate about working with LGBTQ+ youth, particularly in the area of gender identity.  I have done research and training in this area and have significant experience with LGBTQ+ youth both personally and professionally.  


I also have substantial experience, both personally and professionally, working with young people on the autism spectrum.


Approaches:


In my work with youth, I draw on cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness, narrative and feminist approaches and often incorporate expressive arts and other activities into counselling sessions, taking the youth's individual interests and preferences into consideration.  


Areas worked with include: 

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Autism / Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders / Delays
  • Foster Care
  • Gender Identity (transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, intersex, questioning)
  • Grief
  • Peer/Family Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Orientation (gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, questioning) 
  • Trauma and PTSD