As a registered social worker specializing in clinical practice, I have had the privilege of working with individuals with complex needs. My professional experience has been centered around providing high-quality care to those who need it most. I have developed and implemented treatment plans in collaboration with clients and other professionals, addressing mental, emotional, behavioral, and social issues. I have conducted comprehensive assessments to determine clients’ needs and the best course of action.
Depending on the client’s needs, I may utilize different modalities alongside play therapy to treat a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, binge eating, body image challenges, and ADHD. Some of the modalities I use include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), exposure therapy, trauma-informed therapy, solution-focused therapy, and strength-focused therapy. Each modality has its own unique approach and techniques that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.
I bring relatability to clients who face barriers or stigma in seeking mental health services. Some people may feel reluctant and uncomfortable to access therapy due to social norms, expectations, or stereotypes about who therapy is for. As a male clinical social worker, I strive to help those who are new to seeking or looking for something different feel more at ease, understood, and supported in their journey of recovering from life’s challenges and building the skills to take on the next ones confidently. My goals include providing competent and inclusive services, offering culturally competent therapy, and continuously learning and expanding on my professional development.
My framework as a therapist is based on the values of demystifying, destigmatizing, accessibility, freedom, and truth.
I believe that therapy should be a transparent, respectful, and empowering process that helps clients understand themselves and their challenges, overcome the barriers and stigma they face, access the resources and support they need, make choices that align with their goals and values, and discover their authentic selves. This framework fuels my passion for helping others heal and grow.