Most of my services can be offered both in-person (client’s home or public space) and virtually, or a mixture.
If services do take place in-person, COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed, including mask wearing and physical distancing when appropriate.
As of December 2021, I am fully vaccinated and boosted. I am currently only working in-person with families where all adults are fully vaccinated (children can be vaccinated or not). This boundary is to keep all of my clients safe, particularly those who are too young to be vaccinated or are immunocompromised. I appreciate your consideration and understanding!
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As a Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C candidate), I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, or psychotherapist. I am able to provide support around identifying, managing, and seeking formal treatment for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS). While I aim to work from a trauma-informed perspective, promote resiliency, and am trained in supporting trauma disclosure, I am not trained in formally treating adult or child trauma.
My services are for any family, parent, caregiver, infant, child, or combination! The age range I typically work with is newborn to age 5 (if you have an infant or toddler as well as an older child, I can still support your family). I aim to be inclusive and take steps to actively establish safe spaces in the homes and connections I enter into.
I accept clients of all races, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic status, family dynamics and backgrounds. My work supports families in whatever form they come in. I work with all types of families including single or co-parenting, solo parenting, adoption/foster families, multi-generational families, and chosen family.
That being said, I may not be the best individual to provide support to every family – I am a white, cis, able-bodied presenting, bisexual individual in a heteronormative relationship. I am learning and cultivating awareness on how to be a better service provider to all individuals and families and actively work to acknowledge my privileges, prejudices, and biases.
- Better understand your child’s development across different domains
- Help support your child’s development, including specific developmental goals, in culturally appropriate and strength-based ways
- Help parents/caregivers understand the types of experiences their child needs to support their unique development
- Identify areas of delay/difference/concern in development or behaviour
- Better understand and respond to your child’s behaviour by assessing which areas of skill need support and how to do so in a strengths-based way (behaviour is about skill, not will)
- Provide insight and strategies while waiting for further assessment or referral by specialists
Unfortunately my services are not covered by insurance. That being said, I do offer hourly rates as sliding scale, provide payment plans for packages, and I am always willing to discuss financial accessibility. I firmly believe that finances should not be a barrier to getting your family and child support.
My rates are based on my many years of experience and extensive knowledge gained from relevant academia, trainings, and certifications.
I understand that some of my services are an investment. In order to increase accessibility while ensuring financial stability, I do offer sliding scale for hourly rates and payment plans for package rates.
Sliding scale pricing allows rates to be flexible. Within the range set, you can choose your rate based on what is accessible to you. For example, $20-25/hr range means you can choose 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, or 25/hr as your rate. My sliding-scale pricing is also invoice-specific, meaning you can choose your rate for each individual invoice based on your finances at the time.
While I will absolutely never question or care which rate you choose, I do ask that clients be mindful of sharing privilege. If you are able (and willing) to pay a higher rate, it allows me to continue to provide lower rates to clients who require them while also providing myself some financial stability.
My availability is in constant flux, particularly with COVID restrictions. Please do not hesitate to reach out with your availability and we can arrange something that works for us both! Consults can easily happen via phone or Zoom.
I am currently located just east of downtown Hamilton. I am able to travel to various surrounding areas by car.