Hi, I’m Judy, a Registered Nurse and Psychotherapist with an extensive 36-year background in mental health work, and I’m thrilled to be part of this team.
My journey has been focused on adolescent mental health, particularly in crisis stabilization and treatment on an inpatient unit at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Over the years, I’ve worked closely with youth, young adults, and families, taking on various roles such as individual therapy, family support, group therapy, crisis intervention, leadership, unit model of care development, and mentoring RN university students in a preceptor role.
As a proud member of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, my expertise spans a range of areas and interventions, including anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, sleep hygiene, effective communication, problem-solving, gratitude, and the building of coping skills.
I approach therapy with a variety of methods, including Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST), and individualized approaches tailored to the unique needs of my clients. I strongly believe in the significance of developing a therapeutic relationship, offering genuine validation, and providing solution-focused interventions.
My approach is marked by respect, compassion, and non-judgment. I am currently offering virtual sessions for youth and young adults. Let’s work together to navigate the challenges you’re facing and foster positive growth and well-being.