• About Me

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    I know how painful it can be to own our role as a mother.

    Help is here.

    I help postpartum moms:

    • Heal from childhood trauma (emotional and physical neglect, abuse, abandonment) so that you can freely become the mother you want to be for your child 
    • Heal from your traumatic birth experience (if the birth didn’t go as planned and you are stuck with nightmares, thinking about how the birth went down over and over again, and feeling like your body failed) 
    • Let go of intense fears around your baby’s wellbeing and your doubts about your competence as a mom (catching yourself spying on the baby sleeping just to make sure you can see the little tummy go up and down, frantically Googling stuff about parenting at 3:00 am). 

    I also see women who are struggling to:

    • Heal from traumatic events (witnessing abuse, natural disasters, car accidents, death of a loved one) 
    • Heal from their intense fears (phobias)

    To schedule a free 20 min consultation:

    Get to Know Me

    I’m a therapist specialized in helping moms and I’m also a mom to two toddlers. I get what you’re going through. Becoming a mother has been the most difficult life transition I’ve been through yet. The journey to becoming a first time mom hit me like a ton of bricks. 

    I realized I had stuff from my childhood I thought I buried forever coming to haunt me in moments I least expected it. This lead me to feeling confused, unsure, and stressed about the image of the ideal mother I strived to be. I realized I put way too much pressure on myself.

    I will never forget the tightness in my chest, rapid breathing, and intrusive thoughts I had while I was home alone with my newborn. I would tell myself “I can’t f**k this up, I need to be the best mom” until I was paralyzed by fear.

    I was able to get to a place of healing, and my purpose is to help you get there too.

    I recognize I am living and working on the unceded land of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Kanien’kehà:ka, Omàmiwininiwag, and Wendake-Nionwentsio. 

    My privileges include being white (descendant of white European settlers with few Indigenous ancestors), cis-gendered (I was designated as female at birth and never questioned the identity that was given to me), in a heterosexual relationship, able-bodied, neuro-typical, and in the middle-class. I have experienced oppression because I’m a woman and because my first language is French.

    People who know me would describe me as 

    genuine, empathetic, a good listener and non-judgemental.

    I’ve been a Registered Social Worker since 2017, but I’ve been working in the social work field since 2012. I have work experience in the following domains: intellectual disability, domestic violence, addictions & mental health, in school settings, in a children’s hospital (developmental disabilities) and with private practice. 

    My approaches for therapy include: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), and Brief Solutions Focused Therapy.

    If you want to know more about me and my style as a therapist, visit my Instagram page: @therapywithdanik