Skye is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Family TLC. She holds a Master of Arts degree in counselling psychology with a specialization in addictions from Lewis & Clark College, as well as a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Oregon. Skye is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and holds professional memberships with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).
Skye utilizes a compassion-focused, person-centered approach with her clients and embodies an all-encompassing nonjudgmental lens. Through sincerity and gentle guidance, Skye builds trust and safety with clients to facilitate therapeutic change. Though she advocates for an integrative and holistic approach to therapy, Skye often uses techniques and strategies from dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), and narrative and attachment theories. While Skye has experience implementing a range of modalities, she understands that each client requires an individualized approach with collaborative problem-solving and employs the client to take an active role in their treatment plan.
Skye has experience and interests in working with adolescents, adults, those with psychiatric illnesses, personality disorders, substance use/abuse issues, eating disorders, and concurrent disorders. Skye has worked in inpatient psychiatric hospital and residential settings, addictions/concurrent disorder treatment programs, and outpatient clinics. She has- in the past and currently- formal training in DBT and is working towards her DBT certificate through the University of Toronto’s continuing studies program.
If you are looking to create internal growth and lasting change or simply a safe space to reflect on your current or persistent challenges, Skye is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for you at Family TLC. Working side by side, Skye promises to assist in discovering ways in which individuals can develop self-compassion, vulnerable healing, and personal acceptance