Frequently Asked Questions

What are your formal qualifications?

I have an undergraduate degree in Criminology with a minor in Sexuality Studies, a Master’s in Sociology from Carleton University, and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

Do you offer in person and virtual services?

I offer both in person and virtual therapeutic and educational services. I work in a large, well-ventilated office which provides enough space for physical distancing with my clients. 

I have provided workshops and guest lectures both in person and through online platforms such as Zoom, Huddle, SecureVideo, and Microsoft Teams.

What is the symbolism of the red umbrella?

The red umbrella is the international symbol of sex workers’ rights.

The first time the red umbrella was used was in 2001 in Venice during the 49th Art Biennale. A group of sex workers took to the streets and marched with red umbrellas as part of an art installation called “Prostitute Pavilion” by Slovenian artist Tadej Pogacar. The installation raised awareness about the human rights and labour rights violations faced by sex workers. 

Since then, the red umbrella has been used internationally to support sex workers’ rights and showcase the strength and resilience of the community.

Why are you under supervision?

My intention is to pursue a a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fielding University in September 2023, in order to become a licensed neuropsychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Following this, I will complete an additional year of supervised practice as well as various examinations before I can apply for autonomous practice (e.g., before I can work under my own license as a registered member of the CPO). 

I am currently under the supervision of Dr. Dino Zuccarini, C. Psych., for individuals and couples and under the supervision of Dr. Lila Hakim, C. Psych., for families. Both these individuals are Directors at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships with locations in Ottawa and Toronto and member of the CPO.