Specializing in the treatment of Relational and Trauma Related issues (Ex. Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Domestic Violence related PTSD, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, & Sex Therapy).
Life can be stressful, it's easy to become disconnected from ourselves and those we love. My goal is to help you find what you need in order to forge ahead and create the pathways towards your own desired journey in life. When we open ourselves up to our vulnerabilities, we open ourselves up to our full potential. I believe that all of us have the strength within ourselves to overcome and forge ahead with our own preferred way of life, love, and happiness. We all can use some help and support from time to time.
Style & Technique
I believe that therapy should be a collaborative effort between all those involved. I maintain an inviting and nonjudgmental space for all regardless of identity, race, gender, ability, culture, and/or sexual orientation. I believe that we all have our own unique voice and way of thinking that allows us to experience life in our own diverse ways, I see part of my role as being able to help guide towards making changes that will take you to your most preferred way of life and living. I believe that all of us possess the tools within ourselves to create those changes. Sometimes it's hard to shift our ways of thinking and to start looking within ourselves for the answer, I strive to create a safe and compassionate environment so that I can aid you in that journey.
My clinical approach to therapy utilizes a strengths-focused postmodern systemic perspective, specifically drawing on the therapeutic models of Dialogic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Sex Therapy, and Culturally-Informed Therapy Modalities. I am constantly learning new approaches and techniques to better serve the unique needs and goals of each and every one of my clients.
Training & Experience
I hold Master of Science (MSc) in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph, the only Couples and Family Therapy program in Ontario and the only AAMFT approved Graduate program in Canada. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Pre-Clinical Fellow Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Associate Member with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT), and a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO).
Some of my previous experiences include working in not for profit organizations and agencies providing addictions counselling and child, couple, and family services across both York Region and Peel-Dufferin Region. I continue to hold other agency positions specializing in relational therapy in addition to working in Private Practice in both Newmarket and Vaughan.
Judy's Hours: Wednesdays 9am-8pm, Fridays 9am-5pm