I’m more than a listening ear, I’m here to help YOU.
As a professional therapist …
I'm more than just a listening ear, I'm here to help you:
- discover a new perspective
- identify the source of the challenges you’re facing
- equip you with tools and resources to cope and manage daily responsibilities.
All of us move through life with occasional experiences that leave us feeling overwhelmed and in need of support. Together we’ll work to better understand the situations, triggers and feelings that interfere with your health and happiness. I’m here to listen with compassion and without judgment, and to support you to find the way forward that feels the best for you in your unique situation. While my specific approach will depend on your particular concern, my approach is generally grounded in a combination of interventions from Solution-Focused, Emotion-Focused, Narrative and Cognitive Therapies.
I’m here to listen and provide the guidance and support you need to take positive steps in the right direction.
Some of my specialties include:
Anxiety/Panic and Depression
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Techniques
Gaining insight on symptoms and working toward relief
Managing distress: Grounding Strategies and Coping Tools
Learning to relax, improve sleep and regain focus and a sense of purpose
Evaluation for Suicidal Risk and/or self-harm and safety planning
Relationships in Transition
Separation/Divorce support and guidance
Co-Parenting through Separation/Divorce
Supporting your child/children through the family changes
Intimate Partner Violence – Support and Information
Communication Support: learning how to listen, relate and ask for what you need
Grief – Coping with loss, loneliness and learning how to move on
Making the shift to Post-Secondary Studies
High School to University or College
Parenting your student through the transition and beyond
Mature Students: Using your life experience to create academic success
Second Career: Finding where you fit and the path to get there
Academic strategies to manage the learning curve
Support to manage the shift in life responsibilities
Interested in learning more or booking an appointment?
Daytime and evening appointments available.
I first met Margot in my senior year of college as I was about to bridge into my third year of university studies. She helped me hone my self-confidence not only in my academic life but also in my personal life. She helped me realize that I am capable of making my own decisions and being confident in them. She also taught me that making mistakes are okay, as every step is a learning curve. Margot encouraged me to follow my passions that led me towards completing my Master of Arts degree.
Margot has been nothing short of amazing in helping me over the years. From being a young student in need of career advice to simply offering support and guidance when I have needed to talk to someone, Margot has always been open and easy to communicate with. I could never thank her enough!
To say that Margot helped me get through my program would be an understatement. She was tremendously supportive, caring, and insightful of my needs. Margot advocated for me constantly and believed in my ability to navigate life's challenges long before I believed it was possible.
My experience working with Margot was incredibly rewarding. She treated our sessions with care, respect, and insights. I was a student struggling with family issues and she made me feel validated and heard. Margot creates a non-judgmental environment and helps make sense of what seems like chaos. Margot empowered me when I struggled with choosing my future career path and she taught me that I am in control of my life and that every decision is my choice.
Margot has been someone who has helped me thru, what I feel are, the toughest years of my life.
Margot came into my life two years ago and has helped me through the grieving process of divorce. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
I am so grateful to Margot for her kind, thoughtful and insightful approach with me. In the toughest of times she was able to help me think about things in different ways, provide insight for me that I would not otherwise have attained and provided the gentle, kind hand that led me through my toughest times.
I truly look forward to the time I spend with her and with the helpful, kind, gentle and easy-going attitude and spirit she has. Margot continues to help me work thru deep-rooted issues, as well as the day-to-day things of life. I cannot thank her enough and words don’t do it justice.
Margot’s thoughtful approach to resolving issues has enabled me to dig deep and finally attempt to address unresolved issues that no other therapist has been able to help me with.
It is very seldom you find a therapist who is professional, empathetic, compassionate and yet also inspiring. Margot is all of this and so much more. She has allowed me to work through trauma, supported my need for self care but most of all, she has changed the way I see myself. Undoubtedly, she is one the most skilled individuals I have had the privilege of working with.