Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) & Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern (RMHCI) -
To the outside world, you have it all together. However, deep down inside you are feeling hopeless, overwhelmed and struggle to get through your day. Your inner voice is constantly telling you aren’t good enough. This voice constantly reminds you of all the ways you don’t measure up to social expectations. Frankly you’re exhausted and want to regain control over your life. You are used to focusing all your time and energy on others and always put yourself last, which leaves you feeling depleted.
I want to help you feel more comfortable in your own skin and to stop worrying about what others think. We can work together to help you become your most authentic self so you can finally start to enjoy your life free from judgment. We will work together to examine and challenge some of these negative thoughts that may have led you to this conclusion. Throughout this journey, I can help you challenge your inner critic and work towards developing self-acceptance. Together, we will collaborate to explore your emotions, how to process them in a healthy manner and learn coping tools to manage your anxiety and stress. My style is compassionate, empathetic and culturally sensitive. Life often throws things at us when we least expect it, and my goal is to help you navigate these challenges with compassion and grace.
I am a champion for Culturally Sensitive Treatment and looking at how one’s cultural values and beliefs affect how we perceive mental health issues, how we approach treatment and how it can serve as a barrier for multicultural individuals. I was also born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica; therefore, I also understand the immigrant experience and challenges with adjusting to a new culture. We all have the capacity to thrive and heal once equipped with the right coping tools. Your experiences and feelings are valid, despite what others may have told you.
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Adjustment to College
Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Blended Family Issues
Child or Adolescent
Family of Origin Issues
Loss or Grief
Mindfulness based therapy
Navigating Identity in Relationships
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy