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Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)- University of Toronto in History and Sociology
Bachelor of Social Work- York University- Anti-Oppressive & Feminism Practice Focus
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology- Yorkville University
Master of Social Work- University of Windsor
Registered Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Certified Play Therapist with the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy
Trauma Specialist


  • Project Coordinator for Blue Hills Child and Family Center and Community Inclusivity and Equity Council of York Region
  • Clinical Director & Social Worker for Aset Group Consulting and Counselling Services
  • Intensive Support and Specialist Program for Durham Family Court Clinic
  • Clinician/Service Coordinator (Contract) for Turning Point Youth Services
  • Adult Counselor (Contract) for Durham Rape Crisis Center     
  • Child and Family Therapist for Branching Out Enhanced Therapeutic Services Inc.
  • Children Service Worker for Durham Children’s Aid Society
  • Community Support Worker/Supported Independent Living Supervisor for York South Association for Community Living
  • Frontline Women & Child Advocacy Worker for Bethesda House


  • The Relevance of Social Justice for Today’s Therapist (articlewith Family Therapy Magazine: The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (January/February 2017)
  • Health Matters on Rogers TV with Theresa Fraser- Children with Anxiety (March 2017)
  • Ontario Association for Social Worker- Social Work for the 22nd Century: Accelerators & Innovators Conference Poster Presentation (November 2016)
  • Freelance Blog Writer/Developer-August 2013 to Present
  • Congress of Black Women- Ajax-Pickering Chapter
  • Student-Led Conference @ Dalla Lana School of Public Health –University of Toronto- Abstract Submission-Improving Outcomes for African-Canadian Youth in Child Welfare –October 23, 2015
  • Panel Moderator (Law Union Conference) June 9, 2015
  • One Vision One Voice- September 2015 to Present
  • Excellence Conference- (annual) October 2015 & 2016
  • Trent University Practicum Advisory Committee– January 2015 to Present
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers (Durham-Kawartha Branch)– December 2014- Board of Directors
  • Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy- April 2013-April 2017 Board of Directors (Certification Committee Chair)
  • Ontario Association for Children’s Aid Society Youth Can Conference-August 19, 2010&August 24, 2011-Speaker-; Co-facilitated workshops on Girl Talk (self-esteem, foster care awareness, bullying)
  • Girls Inc. of Durham (Teen-Mom program)- 2006-2008- Mentor; Mentor for a youth and her baby; engage in community activities and informal counseling and support.