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My name is Amy, and I'm honoured to walk alongside you on your journey toward healing and growth. My path to becoming a therapist has been a winding one, shaped by life's twists and turns. From my days as a computer programmer to navigating the challenges of single parenthood and homeschooling, each experience has contributed to the person I am today.

 

Along the way, I've been deeply involved in my community, creating programs and advocating for those in need. I believe that my lived experience on this planet has provided me with a deep understanding of what stuckness, fear, despair, grief and loss can feel like. From my experience, I can understand what negative beliefs about ourselves can do and how they can shape our lives. Conversely, I also know what healing can feel like and how a therapeutic relationship can be a healing thing in and of itself.

It was during my personal therapy journey (yes, all therapist need to be doing their work too!) that I uncovered my own trauma and experienced the transformative power of EMDR therapy firsthand.

 

In my practice, I believe in the inherent worth and resilience of each person who walks through my door. We're not just addressing the problem – we're reshaping our relationship with it, forging a path toward wholeness and self-acceptance.

 

We're all in a relationship – with ourselves, our beliefs, our communities, and the world around us. While my approach may differ from that of Indigenous therapists, I'm deeply grateful for their wisdom and teachings, which inform my daily work about our deep connection to all people, places and things around us and beyond.

 

Within each relationship lies the potential for growth, healing, and transformation. In my practice, I use evidence-based modalities to help you understand and perhaps change your relationship to your lived experience. But beyond that, you also meet with my whole self in each session. Together, we embark on self-discovery, healing, and growth.

 

You're not alone, and you're more capable than you know. Welcome to the next chapter of your story!

Education & Training

Bachelor of Social Work

Lakehead University,

Orillia ON

Master of Social Work

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

Toronto, ON

5-Day Brief & Narrative Therapy Certificate - 30 hours of training

Provided by Karen Young MSW RSW - Windz Centre

Stepping Stones Program - IFSCA - IFS Informed Practitioner

16-Week Comprehensive Course - IFS Informed Service Provider

EMDR 5-Day Intensive Training - Levels 1 & 2 - 40 Hours of training

EMDR Consulting by Roy Kiessling - Trainer Esta Porter Ph.D.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Levels 1 & 2

Continuous and ongoing therapeutic supervision - IFS & EMDR

Published Works:

Support or Fearmongering? A critical discourse analysis of websites on Tourette Syndrome

Memberships & Associations
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers - Registration Number: 83954

  • EMDRIA - EMDR International Association

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