"This process of the good life (...) involves the stretching and growing of becoming more and more of one's potentialities. It involves the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life." Carl R. Rogers
"For it would seem - her case proved it - that we write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person. The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver.” Virginia Woolf, Orlando
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As an advocate for mental health with 15 years working in different positions including as a University lecturer, field coordinator, clinical therapist, and supervisor, I’ve been speaking and participating internationally in multiple events. My most recent participations include the themes of access to health services in Canada and Brazil, youth mental health and addictions. self-compassion, and mental health after the covid-19 pandemic. Check my Events Page to learn more about my past and current events.
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As someone who is constantly studying, I love to share what I’m learning, and I’m always learning when I talk. I am passionate about promoting and participating in awareness campaigns, debates, webinars, and lectures on a variety of relevant themes in mental health. I am especially engaged in speaking about access to evidence-based, affirmative, and compassionate-based health services for people who usually suffer from social and political barriers including the 2SLGBTQI+ population, immigrants, women, and youth.
Latest blog posts
- Emotional Eating and New Year’s resolutionsOne common New Year’s Resolution is to to lose weight or change something in your body shape in a definite way. Humans are like the Earth – we have cycles, we need cycles. And, we need markers to timing those cycles. So, celebrating the beginning of a new year is a very important marker thatContinue reading “Emotional Eating and New Year’s resolutions”
- Adolescents, youth and parents’ mental health during the pandemicIt is great that WHO and many countries are finally doing surveys and presenting data on mental health during the covid-19 pandemic. Canada is one of those countries and has a history of accompanying its population’s mental health through regular surveys for the past 40 years. In general, they show that moderate to severe anxiety,Continue reading “Adolescents, youth and parents’ mental health during the pandemic”
- My way to DBT: why Dialectical Behavior Therapy goes so well with Feminist PsychologyRecently, I read Dr. Marsha Linehan’s autobiography, in which she tells how her personal journey led to the creation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (BDT) as an effective treatment for a variety of conditions including chronic suicidal behaviours. I loved the book and strongly recommend it to mental health professionals and clients. Reading it I hadContinue reading “My way to DBT: why Dialectical Behavior Therapy goes so well with Feminist Psychology”