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About Iris

My practice as a Registered Psychotherapist focuses on working with individuals (children, youth, and adults) and families who struggle with social, emotional, and mental health challenges. I am passionate about journeying with people sensitively through their life transitions and growth process, including healing from trauma. I especially enjoy working with parents in providing them with strategies to manage different challenges. My desire is to see each person experience a sense of being empowered, encouraged, and valued. Also, it is important for me to support clients thrive in relationships that are meaningful to them. I draw from various approaches to psychotherapy including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing.

 

I focus my practice in:

· Anxiety

· Depression

· Anger

· Trauma and PTSD

. Abuse and Violence

· Family and Interpersonal Relationships

· Parenting

 

I have the following Professional Accreditations and Training:

· College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Member

· DBT Skills Training, Kinark Child and Family Services

· CBT Advanced Training, Kinark Child and Family Services

· InterRAI Suicide Risk Assessment, Kinark Child and Family Services

· Motivational Interviewing Advanced Training, Institute for Individual and Organizational Change

· LGBTQ Course, Sherbourne Health

· Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Living Works

· Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) Training, UMAB Canada

· MDiv (Clinical Counselling), Tyndale University (2016)

· Hons. BSc (Psychology), University of Toronto (2010)

 

Outside of work, I enjoy playing the piano, spending time with my family, and going for nature walks.