I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener, Ontario. I graduated in 2003. Previous to completing my social work education, I studied psychology at the University of Toronto. My early career as a clinician began with my involvement in coordinating various psychological research projects related to anxiety disorders. I was trained in the provision of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for anxiety disorders.
After working at a specialty anxiety disorders clinic, I worked at the Centre for Student Development at McMaster University as a personal counsellor for university students. Later I worked at McMaster Family practice, a large urban family doctor training facility. In addition to my private practice in Roslin, Ontario I am a practicing co-owner of Locke Psychotherapy Group () in Hamilton, Ontario where I see clients, provide clinical consultation to other therapists, and co-supervise five associates.
I have attended many specialty trainings on the treatment of psychological trauma such as childhood sexual abuse, rape, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I have attended numerous training courses on topics ranging from grief, stalking, understanding marital affairs, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, to working with young children who have recently been sexually abused.
I am a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers as well as the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am a credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapies.
A very important part of my career has been that of teacher and lecturer. I have been on faculty with McMaster University in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences. I have also taught at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Master’s of Social Work program.
I am best at helping adults. I enjoy working with both men and women. As I become more seasoned in my career I have a special interest in helping clients with multiple concerns they would like to address.