Sheila is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She completed an undergraduate degree (HBA) in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology in 2016 at Western University. She also earned a post-graduate Certificate in CBT for Adult Mental Health from Wilfrid Laurier University. She practiced individual psychotherapy for five years in a mental health outpatient program before coming to Daya in 2020.
Sheila works with youth and adults. She uses techniques from cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), behavioural activation, imagery rehearsal therapy, and mindfulness. She has a particular interest in supporting individuals with depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, perfectionism, and self-esteem.
Sheila uses a collaborative, trauma-informed approach that recognizes an individuals’ strengths, resilience, and capacity for healing; strives to create a place where they can safely share their history, experiences, and concerns; and is guided by the client’s priorities and choices.