Due to social distancing policies, Walk and Talk with Me will now be offering virtual and phone sessions only. I am happy to announce Pay What You Can one-on-one sessions, as well as FREE weekly virtual Mom Meet up groups every Tuesday and Thursday evening! For more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to talk I'm here to listen.
Pay what you can phone or Facetime sessions
Mama meet up every Tuesday 7:45pm over Zoom
Mama-to-be meet up every Thursdays at 7:30pm over Zoom
Walk and Talk with Me
Supporting parents, one step at a time
Being a parent is hard work! It's a job that comes with lots of thoughts and feelings that can be difficult to understand.
How can the baby, so deeply wanted and love, leave a mother feeling restless,angry with her partner or depressed? How can a partner, so committed to looking after their new family, find they want to get away and hang out with friends? What happens to the couple when these strong feelings emerge?
Pregnancy,birth,and raising children stirs up the emotional life of both parents more than any other experience. Add to this sleep deprivation and it may feel impossible to navigate.
Evidence based studies show talking these feelings through can help clarify and relieve tension, helping parents get along better and be more emotionally available to their children.
If you are experiencing confusing feelings in any stage- pregnancy, postpartum, the energetic toddler, school-age, or spirited teen years, come walk and talk with me. I am here to listen.
We can walk in your neighbourhood, or if you prefer, talk over the phone or FaceTime. I offer flexible hours (including after bedtime). My goal is to provide a comfortable space for you to explore feelings that have emerged as you navigate parenthood.
For more information on the benefits of talking please see:
Shedler, PhD, J. (2009). The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy [Ebook]. Colorado: American Psychological Association.
For the past 17 years I have worked closely with many families, in home and out. Whatever role I was in, I noticed a consistent need for parents to feel supported as much as the children I worked with, but often they found it difficult to find the time for themselves. One-on-one conversations with parents naturally developed with each family and it became a very important part of my work. Through these discussions I was both able to provide parents a space to voice their concerns, and navigate the next step. I discovered a love for talking and supporting parents as they made their way through the journey of parenthood.
Education:Counselling Fundamentals Certificate, George Brown, Toronto ON (2017-2018)
In home Youth Support Worker (2017-2018)
CHAP Worker Respiteservices.com, Toronto, ON (2002-2017)
Child Care Worker Toronto, ON (2012-2015)
Part Time Shift Leader, Geneva Centre for Autism, Toronto, ON (2009-2010)
Instructional Therapist, Missing Links, Burlington, ON (2007-2008)
Through my years of experience working front line with families, my own lived experience, in addition to my training I feel I bring to the table an open mind, a holistic approach, and the skills to hold space and provide support for parents who need it.
Talking and walking it out can be a therapeutic and cathartic way of releasing stress, it can also help calm the nervous system, release endorphins ( the feel good hormone), and help get your cardiovascular system moving. It's also a great way for you and your child to get some fresh air!
If you feel my services can be of help to you, please contact me and book a free 30 minute phone call!
I look forward to hearing from you!