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Welcome to Lacuna Psychotherapy & Counseling.

A ship is safe in harbour, but that's not what ships are for.

To me, this quote means that every person has a choice between staying safe in what we know, or expanding and growing into something even we could not have imagined.  It means that only in exploring ourselves beyond the ordinary can we find that which is extraordinary.  And it means that we are all inherently capable of extraordinary things.

To quote Dr. Brene Brown, "It's about being brave, and afraid, at the exact same time".


Practice Philosophy

Lacuna is Latin for "a blank space" or "a missing part".

True to its name, the philosophy of my practice is to facilitate for clients, in a chaotic, busy world, a quiet, blank space in which to do their guided work.  Within this blank space, and through one's own insights, realizations, and self-knowing, individuals emerge with a part of themselves that has been missing, whether untapped, unrecognized, repressed, hidden, or previously inaccessible.

I believe in the natural strength and resilience of every person and their instinctual, organic ability to heal oneself, and Lacuna simply offers space to do so.


About My Practice

As of January 2020, the term and act of "psychotherapy" are protected in Ontario and restrict only those with specific registrations to utilize the term "psychotherapy" to describe their services and to provide and practice the protected act of psychotherapy.

 I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Professional Member and Qualifying Certified Canadian Counselor (CCC-Q) through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).  I have experience and education which qualify me for independent psychotherapy practice and I can offer traditional modalities of psychotherapy including but not limited to: cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy.   I am also a trained facilitator of Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) and Life Stress Reduction (LSR), which are based in the modality of applied metapsychology.

My practice offers a range of tools, techniques, modalities, and approaches to best suit a client's individual needs, preferences, and interests and may include psychotherapy, counseling, coaching, or a combination of these.

Professional Designations and Membership

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Registered Psychotherapist

Independent Practice

Member # 007657

Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy  Association (CCPA)

Canadian Certified Counselor, Qualifying (CCC-Q)

Professional Member # 10003617

Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association (CHTA)

Member # SD2020298


Additional Programs

Circle of Security Parenting Program (COS-P)

I am a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) Program. Due to COVID-19, the COS-P program is currently issuing a license variance, which allows for the virtual delivery of the program through the use of video conferencing.

It is unclear how long this provision will be in place, after which time I may not be able to provide the program virtually. If you are interested in this program please contact me.

Horticultural Therapy - Coming Soon!

I am a member of the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association (CHTA) and am completing coursework in Horticulture as Therapy, exploring the use of horticulture as a therapeutic tool.

I plan to offer in-person horticultural therapy as part of my work in the near future.  



I completed my Bachelor of Science Honours degree (HBSc) in Psychology: Brain and Cognition at the University of Guelph in 2012; my postgraduate training in Addictions: Treatment and Prevention at Georgian College in 2014; and my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology (MACP) at Yorkville University in 2018.

I have worked for various organizations, including hospitals and mental health agencies, providing mental health services, counseling, and therapy for a diverse range of presenting problems and population groups, including mild, moderate, and severe mental illness as well as addictions.

I pursued further training in trauma-specific work upon recognizing this as a gap in available services and became a trained facilitator of traumatic incident reduction (TIR) and life stress reduction (LSR).

TIR and LSR are used to resolve past traumas; however, they are not limited in their efficacy and may be utilized for a continuum of presenting problems and stressors that may bring someone to seek psychotherapy and counseling services.


Mission Statement​

As a clinician, facilitator, and psychotherapist, my role is to facilitate, witness, and honor your journey towards self-realization and holistic wellness.

To me, Lacuna is a calling, a dream, and a manifestation of the universe aligning to facilitate the creation of my practice. I consider it to be an honor, a privilege, and a responsibility to send this positive energy back out into the universe to express the endless gratitude I have for being able to offer this blank space to those who need it.

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