I am an experienced Social Worker (MSW, RSW), therapist, consultant, educator, and personal trainer. My work is informed by my lived experience of over 20 years of working in the social work field and my engagement in social-justice activism.
I have extensive training in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches, clinical supervision and leadership. I am particularly passionate about working with front line workers, managers, first responders, and community activists to deepen their skills, align with their values and find meaningful strategies to support them in the work that they do.
I have worked in a wide variety of settings and roles including Director of Counselling at Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, street outreach worker, mental health counsellor on an LGBTQ+ health team, youth worker, creative writing facilitator and an owner of a LGBTQ+ trauma informed body positive gym.
I am a consultant to a variety of agencies such as Victim Services Toronto, Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood house, and others.
As an educator, I have taught at Ryerson University School of Social Work and George Brown College Social Service and Assaulted and Women’s children program. I also offer workshops and educational sessions through the Ontario Social Workers Association and have done presentations for Sick Kids Hospital, Planned parenthood, Osgoode Law, Sistering and more.
I am a Queer parent, a deep listener and come from an intersectional feminist, disability affirming, and anti-colonial approach.