Heather is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She holds an MSc. in Couples and Family Therapist from the University of Guelph (2020) and an M.Ed in Social Justice Education and Sexual Diversity Studies from OISE, University of Toronto (2017).
Favouring dialogic and narrative therapy methods, Heather creates a collaborative space where folks can explore options and move towards creating change. She also draws from Solutions Focused Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy to help clients identify their patterns, better understanding themselves and those around them. Grounded in curiosity and compassion, sessions tend to be highly conversational and relaxed, with an equal focus on emotions and rationality. A guiding question in her work is simple: How do you feel, and what do you want to do about that?
As a queer practitioner, Heather is well versed in issues facing LGBTQ+ individuals and the pressure that can come with being a model minority. Particularly familiar with questioning one’s place on the gender spectrum when you don’t fit neatly into any labels, Heather is happy to work with individuals whose journey may not reflect a standard transition narrative.
Before moving into therapy, Heather worked as a sexuality educator focusing on consent, desire, and communication. She’s been coaching folks looking to reconnect to their sense of sexuality, navigating finding healthy partnerships or exploring new facets of their desires since 2013, and running workshops since her undergraduate days. Her work is trauma-informed, sex-positive, kink positive and supportive of consensual non-monogamy. Actively anti-racist, she strives to keep her work culturally-informed and anti-oppressive.
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