I’m Amy! I am a Registered Psychotherapist and perinatal mental
health provider. I am a warm and easy-going clinician working
with an eclectic mix of clients, including pregnant and postpartum women and people with anxiety and depression.
Keep scrolling to learn more about me and my services.
I have always been a “helper’, interested in people, the way they think, and how they live their lives. My career path has gone in many directions but has always reflected my fascination with the human psyche. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Western Ontario and then worked at Women’s College Hospital and Rehabilitation Network Canada where I administered intelligence tests to children and adults. I then spent a decade as a creative writer in advertising, learning the ins and outs of the corporate world and the impact it can have on one’s mental health.
I now live in Toronto with my husband and two kids. I decided to start working with new moms after experiencing my own set of challenges in the perinatal period, including trauma and having a baby with colic. I realized how unsupported many parents are, and felt a need to help others navigate that delicate life transition. So I returned to school, received my masters in Counselling Psychology and trained to become a Registered Psychotherapist. I then practiced psychotherapy at a shelter for pregnant and postpartum women and I have been in private practice with a variety of clients ever since.
Many of the clients I see come in saying they just aren’t feeling like themselves. Together, we dig deeper into their challenges to uncover what’s getting in their way. I combine talk therapy with scientifically tested therapies like CBT and DBT to help folks break unhealthy patterns in their thoughts and behaviours. Whether you’re worrying endlessly about baby, experiencing conflict with family members, or have lost confidence at work, there are practical skills you can learn to feel like yourself again.
Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the CRPO #009774
Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Specialized training through Perinatal Support International
Recent Professional Development:
Postpartum Anxiety, Rage, and Burnout: Compassionate Clinical Strategies to Keep Mom and Baby Safe and Thriving, PESI
Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy
Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care, PSI
2-Day Intensive Workshop: Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS). Mastering Differential Diagnosis with the DSM-5-TRTM: A Symptom-Based Approach.
Grief Summit 2022: Counseling and Treatment Tools for the Changing Face of Grief and Loss. CPMHT Summer School: from Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Trainings
The Grief Summit: Grief Counseling and Treatment in a Pandemic of Loss, PESI.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): 4day Intensive Certification Training Course, PESI.
The Clinician's Suicide Prevention Summit: Treatment Strategies to Inspire Hope and Save Lives.
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If you feel I might be a good fit for you and wanted to explore a therapeutic relationship, let's connect for a free 10-15 minute consultation.