I am a registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. I received my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto, as well as my Bachelor of Life Sciences from Queen's University.
From hospitals to community health, and children to older adults, I’ve had diverse clinical experiences working with individuals across the lifespan, with a variety of challenges and goals. I have years of experience working with children in the school environment, assessing students’ needs and abilities, and offering strategies and supports to promote classroom success. I recognize that neurodiversity impacts one's ability to adapt to their surroundings, connect with peers, and succeed with tasks, starting from a young age. My objective is to put the proper supports in place so that the individual’s strengths can shine through.
In my practice, I also offer life and employment skills support to young adults with ASD and other developmental differences. I offer coaching, role-playing, and hands-on learning opportunities that are tailored to the unique and individual needs of clients. I’ve also had many opportunities to facilitate specialized life skills and educational groups. I have developed strengths and skills in adapting my teaching style to support the participants' individual learning needs.
Working with neurodiverse clients across the lifespan, I’ve learned to understand individuals holistically. I see clients’ strengths, and use person-centred approaches that focus on their unique goals. I have a creative and collaborative spirit, and strive to keep interactions engaging, comfortable, and fun.
I participate in regular professional development opportunities to maintain up-to-date knowledge on evidence-based approaches. I’ve completed training in Executive Functioning skills, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness approaches. I’ve also attended intensive courses and workshops on supporting individuals with ASD. Finally, along with Megan, I’ve engaged in specialized training specific to couples coaching, and supporting neurodiverse relationships.
In my spare time, I love being busy and active! I enjoy traveling, seeing friends and family, and engaging in hobbies including baking, crafting, board games, and puzzles!