My name is Maddie, and I am so excited to join you on your mental health journey! I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University and I hold an Undergraduate Degree from McMaster University.
I have 5+ years of previous counselling experience. This includes working at a youth mental health clinic in Milton, being a Counsellor for Kids Help Phone, a Smoking Cessation Coach at Smokers' Helpline, and working as an Adventure Therapy Instructor for youth with Wendigo Lake Expeditions.
I am queer, neurodivergent, Lebanese Canadian who has found liberation through her C-PTSD. I love nature in all its shapes and forms, I love music - like a lot, I love my adorable dog Izzy, and am a big fan of all things chocolate.
I really enjoy coming up with improvised songs and experiential baking recipes, and can be quite sarcastic. I like making therapy fun and enjoyable. I love biking, going on canoe trips, rock climbing, and making puns. Lastly, I have my Black Belt in Karate!
This is Izzy!
I incorporate an eclectic approach to therapy that is rooted in a client-centered, trauma-informed, attachment-based and anti-oppressive systemic framework.
Additional models that I draw skills from include:
Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT)
IFS informed parts work
Inner child work
Walk and talk ecotherapy
Solution-focused and strengths based strategies
We can spend our therapeutic sessions chatting in nature, doing art together, calming the nervous system listening to music, playing therapeutic games, connecting to our authentic selves, or deeply processing our experiences, thoughts, emotions, and challenges.