Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (CP), Class of 2022
What are some words of wisdom you would give to a new or incoming student in your program?
Imposter syndrome can be tough to navigate during your masters. Remember that you bring inherent value and a unique perspective to the spaces you're in.
I recently started my private practice as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) under supervision where I provide interdisciplinary and intersectional psychotherapy services to a diverse clientele at sliding scale fees. I also provide psychoeducational workshops and consulting to help other organizations (such as the university space) enforce and instill diversity practices into their workplace. I work with a variety of clientele, but mainly BIPOC & LGBTQ+ folks, women who are survivors of trauma and abuse, or people struggling with their sexual and reproductive health (including processing abortion experiences). I also work with clients who have interpersonal relationship difficulties (friend, peer, partner), depression, anxiety, or are navigating big life transitions. Check out the following links for more information!
The highlight of this program for me was having in-vivo opportunities in classes to practice our counselling skills and techniques. Not only did I have the change to bond with many of my colleagues virtually, but it also helped me cultivate new approaches to therapy I hadn't considered before. I especially enjoyed learning from Dr. Jeanne Watson during the EFT course!