“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
— Maya Angelou
You feel that your body lets you down, you feel trapped amid incomprehension of what is happening to you, and solitude is taking over.
You deserve a compassionate therapist… someone to make you feel safe, secure, and connected to your body while guiding you through the healing process. My work focuses on anxiety, depression, grief and trauma issues. By helping you find calmness and peace, my goal is to support you and promote empowerment. This lifelong change will allow you to form healthy relationships and foster overall well-being.
I strive to create, with authenticity, a non-judgmental, respectful, and supportive environment to guide you in this process. While exploring your experiences and understanding the issues’ origins, I will help you focus on working toward your goals. I work collaboratively with you to ensure you have an active role in your therapy; with new coping tools and strategies, you can reshape your daily life and enter new chapters in your storyline.
Through integrative treatment techniques, among others, I believe in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal-informed therapy, and Spiritually integrated psychotherapy.
The regular fee for counselling is $150.00 (+ HST) for individual and $175.00 (+ HST) for couple.
A receipt will be provided to you under my name as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in the province of Ontario, which is acceptable by most insurance companies (please verify with your workplace benefits or insurance for eligibility).
2023: Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA)
2023: Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying (CRPO)
2023: Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate (NSCCT)
2023: Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Member (CAMFT)
2023: Certified Canadian Perinatal Mental Health (CPMH)
2023: Postpartum Support International Member (PSI)
2023: Impact of Race and Culture Assessor (IRCA—African Nova Scotian Justice Action)
2022: Certified Trauma Professional: Evergreen Certifications Credential ID941681
2021: Certified Academy Performance and Success (APR) coaching
2023: Ph.D. (Cand.) Grief Counselling, American International Theism University
2023: M.A. in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality with a concentration in couple and family therapy
2021: B.A. in Human Relations and Spirituality, St. Paul University
2007: B.A. in Business Administration, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers de Paris
2023: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Stage 2: Restructuring the bond with self and other, with Herman Chow
2023: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Stage 1: Emotion Stabilization
2022: Interventions for Blended Families with Stéphanie Larrue (Saint-Paul University)
2022: SMART Recovery Certification (evidence-based addiction recovery program): Facilitator
2022: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
2022: Racialized Maternal Health Conference: Innovation BIPOC Birth Space
2022: Black Community Mental Health - Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
2020: Adult Attachment: Understanding and Treating Insecure Adult Attachment with Annette Kussin (Royal Ottawa Mental Health)
2020: TASC steps to recognize thoughts of suicide and engage safety resources
2017: Certificate from the Mental Health Commission of Canada - Mental Health First Aid
Relevant Work Experience
2023: Webinar Speaker - The State of Mind Facing Diversity for Radio-Canada
2023: Webinar Speaker - Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Radio-Canada
2023: Equity Diversity Inclusion Joint Work Organizer and Co-Speaker with Lana McLean for CBC
2023: Wellness Sessions Organizer and Speaker – Black Employee for Radio-Canada
2023: Co-Author – Research on Cultural Beliefs: Relational Ties and mental health challenges within the Sub-Saharan diaspora of Canada, with Pr. Buuma Maïsha
2017-2019: Ambassador of Well-being and Mental Health (CBC / Radio-Canada, Local Ottawa Committee)