With extensive experience in Social services and addictions, I can confidently say that my passion is working with children, youth, adults, couples and families. Amongst others, I primarily work from a Strength-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Narrative, and Crisis intervention approach. My specialties include anxiety, depression, areas of abuse (emotional, mental, physical, and sexual abuse), addictions, anger management, bereavement and loss, stress, relationships and trauma.The school of life has taught me many painful life experiences including the loss of a loved one and persistent feelings of isolation and anxiety. Notably however, these experiences have also been influential in connecting me with pivotal individuals who have assisted me in navigating these challenges and catapulted me to a state of resilience, perseverance, and ultimately change. I have gained life changing strategies that will assist you in achieving the change you want.As a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with a Master’s of Social Worker degree, I recognize how various situations in life can intersect to create what appears to be insurmountable challenges that ultimately cause pain and can lead to suffering. I am committed to working hand in hand with my clients to achieve their absolute best. I am a compassionate, client-centered clinical social worker with a genuine interest in people’s lives, and dedication to assisting people to identify achievable goals in accordance with their needs. I practice from a culturally sensitive perspective that informs a unique work plan that is designed for your specific needs and accomplished through a relationship that is built on mutual respect, compassion, and a strong sense of connection.
Tricia has worked for over 10 years supporting women, children and families seeking support for mental health issues and opportunities for growth.
With a master’s in social work (specializing in children and families), from the University of Toronto Tricia has worked in community and hospital settings treating acute mental health illnesses and providing families with education and support.
Tricia has been trained in several therapeutic treatment modalities. Some of these include cognitive and dialectical behavioural therapies, attachment and narrative therapy, trauma informed treatment and structural family therapy.
As a partner, mother and educator Tricia values the importance of the relationships in our lives and how our health can be transformed by the connections with others and ourselves. Helping individuals solve problems, develop healthy living strategies and feel worthy of happiness and health all inform her passions, practice and commitment to excellent service.
I am a believer that people should be seen and heard! I also believe that people are far more resilient than what we give them credit for. I particularly enjoy working with those who are truly ready for change.
I use a unique and effective form of psychodynamic therapy to treat trauma, anxiety, depression and other difficulties. This involves techniques that differ from traditional therapy. With this said, I also value other evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy.
In sessions, we work collaboratively. I create a space that is free of judgment, where human experiences and emotions can be shared in an uncensored way. I do not use a cookie cutter approach and always tailor the process based on your needs.