Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist
Most of us struggle with the range of emotions that occur in response to life events. Sitting with the more challenging emotions like sadness or worry, often leads to suppressing or avoiding them. This may work in the short term but it’s not a lasting solution. People often choose therapy looking for relief and guidance.
I support my clients to be present with all emotions and understand how they connect to our actions or experiences. I really feel that I’m fortunate to be along side for the journey. There are many different theories I may draw from but change comes from my clients as they are the experts in their own lives. People develop a deeper understanding of themselves, more comfort in experiencing a range of emotions and they find ways that help them to cope with the many challenges of life.
Christine is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and has been practicing for 18 years. Christine has gained rich experience working in child and adolescent mental health across several settings including Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Trillium Health Centre and the Peel District School Board. She has worked with youth and families dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, behaviour challenges and chronic health conditions. Christine is also practicing neurofeedback having a strong interest in brain based treatments.
Individuals: adults, children (6 +), adolescents; parent/child
Types of Therapy:
ACT, DBT, CBT, Brief Solution Focused, Distress Tolerance, Neurofeedback intakes, QEEG analyses, Neurofeedback
Anxiety, depression, OCD, adjustment disorder, ADHD, self esteem, life transitions
More Than Just My Work:
I like hearing my family laugh, painting, music, playing with my dog and anytime I can be near the ocean.