It takes courage to reach out for help!
When it comes to our mental health, similar to our physical health, everyone can benefit from a visit with a licensed professional at some point. Even the strongest among us have hurdles to overcome, and challenges to face. It can feel overwhelming to begin this process, but it is well worth the initial discomfort.
I can help you by providing tools, strategies, resources, and insights that can help you cope better, see clearer, and act more inline with your personal values- all within a space that is honest, supportive, and judgment-free. I use empirically backed therapies and incorporate mindfulness, psychoeducation, and behavioral interventions to help my clients move in the direction they want to go.
Learning to see your self, your life, and your patterns clearly opens you up to growth, healing, and more meaningful relationships.
Together we can figure out what has been getting in your way, and why it keeps showing up. We can make a plan for how you can start moving toward being the person you want to be and building the life you want to live.
I would love to work with you every step of the way!
In response to COVID-19, and in the interest of lessening the strain on our hospitals/ medical staff and protecting those who are vulnerable- I have stopped seeing clients in my office. I will exclusively conduct therapy sessions over the phone or through a secure video platform. Please click "Online Therapy" in the main menu for more information.
Hi, my name is Amanda. I am a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate (RCT-C) with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I completed my undergraduate degree at Laurentian University in Sudbury Ontario where I received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology.
For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for helping people, and understanding my own inner world and the inner world of those around me. It became my dream to become a counselling therapist during my undergrad. Before I began my Masters in Counselling, I spent my 20’s living, teaching, and traveling in Asia. I was able to save enough to enjoy a year of independent travel across 7 countries in 2014. My time in Taiwan, India, and Nepal created and fuelled my passion for mindfulness and meditation. This passion has lead me to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Humanistic-Existential Therapies, as well as, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, which are the modalities that most inform my practice.
My experience living in a collectivist culture and traveling independently has provided me with insights and expanded my worldview considerably. I believe my experiences help me to connect with a diverse range of individuals, and help me to stay open-minded, non-judgmental, and curious about the many differences between peoples outlooks, experiences, and beliefs.