Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist · Master's (Ryerson University, 2010)
Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Social Worker) and Complementary/Alternative Service (Meditation instructor)
Credentials Verified by PM
Accepting new clients
Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
I am a Registered Social Worker and practicing psychotherapist who has been in the field since 2006. In addition to running my own private practice, I am completing my PhD and my doctorate in Integrative Medicine with a focus on mental health an addiction.
I have worked in primary care providing counseling to family physicians’ patients who are experiencing difficulties due to mental health, family stressors, grief and loss, and/or addiction issues. I am also a faculty member at the Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto where I run clinical Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups for stress reduction and anxiety/depression management.
I am extremely passionate about helping people from a holistic perspective and treating the whole person-mind body and spirit. We are all unique and complex beings with our own life story. In turn, I believe that one specific modality of therapy is not for everyone.
I am dedicated to constantly growing myself, I know firsthand the power that having a supportive and trained therapist can have on one’s quality of life. I feel extremely grateful to do the work that I do and to be able to sit with people during their most difficult times. Life is not easy and has so many ups and downs!
Primary Practice Location
The Alaina Group
Toronto, Ontario M4E2X4
Phone: (647) 669-2151
Extended office hours: evenings, weekends
Years of Experience
Brainspotting, trauma therapy
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Seperated Children in the Canadian context: A Systemic Dilemma