I am a registered social worker that provides mental health support to children, youth and their families. This clinical work complements my research program.  I have sought advanced training in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy , Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Eating Disorders, Motivational Interviewing and the Family Check-Up Program (Certified). Currently, I am one of seven practitioners providing social work/psychotherapy services at Locke Psychotherapy Group, in Hamilton, Ontario. Locke Psychotherapy Group is a fee-for-service (a.k.a. private practice) mental health counselling, treatment, and psychotherapy service for individuals 7 years of age and older.  My own work focuses on supporting children and youth (ages 7 to 18). As a general principle, I believe in the importance of involving caregivers in their child or youth’s counselling/psychotherapy (where possible and appropriate) and will typically work with children, youth and their caregivers in one-on-one and/or family-based sessions.