I am a Therapist and Ph.D. Candidate in clinical psychology at McGill University where I specialize in young adult and adult friendships. I focus on helping others make and keep close friends by managing the challenging situations that come up in these crucial (and often overlooked!) relationships. I regularly present my work at national and international conferences and provide lectures and workshops on conflict resolution and building successful relationships.
As a Consultant, I am committed to bridging the gap between research and industry and work with tech companies on the development and use of friendship apps, which are becoming increasingly popular for making friends in adulthood.
Clinically, I provide therapy and assessments to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, and school- and work- related stress. Although my therapeutic approach is grounded in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), I draw from other modalities, including process-oriented and mindfulness-based approaches, to better understand my clients’ difficulties and help them achieve their goals. I have worked with outpatient hospital services and private mental health clinics for over 5 years, and specialize in promoting positive and secure relationships amongst friends, couples, and parents and their children.
I am also passionate about working with the media to make information related to psychology, well-being, and friendships available and relatable. I have appeared in outlets such as Teen Vogue, The Bump, Endgaget, and City TV’s Breakfast Television and am a Contributing Writer for Psychology Today and The Everygirl. You can view my recent press appearances and read my recent contributions here.
If you are interested in discussing a possible collaboration, speaking engagement, or media appearance, please feel free to get in touch.
I look forward to connecting with you!