Empowering your inner resilience

As a transformative facilitator I create a balance between process and tasks in order to empower my clients to move through difficult experiences and feelings; and to empower group members to support one another toward a common goal.



About Catherine

Emotional Suffering to Transformational Change

I am inspired by the power and process of healing the parts of ourselves that need it most.

Through engaging with my own journey of transformation with my experiences of grief and trauma, I am the person I am today, a deeply compassionate, resourceful warrior. 

The metaphor of climbing a mountain really speaks to me.  

In addition to cycling many mountains including the Canadian rockies, I have climbed many mountains inside myself that have led me where I am today.

At the age of 21, I faced my own grief after the death of a close friend, and so I understand the cost to our wellbeing of sudden death at a crucial age and stage. This led me to co-facilitate sudden-death groups for students, solidifying my decision to become a social worker. 

Many years later my deep desire to have my own children was challenged by fertility issues. This mountain included difficult decisions, intense resourcefulness, and a fertility journey with many disappointments along the path. Luckily, in the end I was blessed with two beautiful children. My role as a Mom of twins is my most rewarding and challenging job.

At every stage of my journey whenever I have faced difficulties I have sought support, which has carried me through. This has included skilled therapists, medication, and my own village of loved ones. 

I am forever grateful for all of the personal and professional support I have had to date and have a deep desire to pay it forward. Every part of me lights up when I see my clients make shifts by facing hard feelings and areas of their life that need attention. It is especially rewarding for me to see the ripple effects of the work I do with my clients on their relationships, families, children, work, and community. 

I am most passionate about impacting the lives of children – by healing the child within; by working with parents/couples/families; and by counselling young adults/children themselves.

My Experience

I have been in private practice for 10 years.

I am a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and am trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). I have additional training in trauma and grief/loss. In helping clients, I draw on my 23 years of experience in the field of social work, having worked primarily with mental health and addictions in both community and hospital settings.

  • Children over 7
  • Teens/young adults
  • Couples wanting to work with Emotionally Focused Therapy: https://www.greatertorontoeft.com/
  • Individuals living with mental health challenges including depression/anxiety/PTSD; and addictions
  • Anyone dealing with trauma and/or grief/loss
  • Individuals/couples dealing with fertility issues; going through pregnancy and postpartum difficulties
  • Parents needing support

I have experience and expertise in working with:

  • Parents/siblings of young adults with mood disorders

  • Individuals with disordered eating

  • Young adults dealing with technology overuse

  • Adults with problem gambling

  • Students who developed mental health programs in their schools

  • Educators/Administrators seeking to develop a mental health strategy within a school board

I also love facilitating groups, and bring experience facilitating groups of:

What I Offer

I offer a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental environment for you to unpack, explore and work through challenges, enabling lasting transformation and personal growth.

Are you ready to book a free session and connect?

Feel free to contact me for an initial free 15 minute virtual consultation via email.

Contact Me


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Contact Me


[email protected]