William is here to help you explore your identity and build on your strengths. Queer and racialized folks don’t often have spaces where they are fully seen and heard. William creates a safe space where you can explore any question about identity, self-esteem, gender or sexuality. William can also help couples understand each other better. He uses a collaborative approach to help you explore your communication patterns and discuss your needs safely. He will support you and your partner to make changes that can strengthen your relationship.
William has focused on uplifting the Black and LGBTQ+ community. William has co-facilitated peer support groups with MAX Ottawa and participated in discussion panels with the Black Gay Men’s Network of Ontario. He values the beauty of affirming someone with a similar lived experience. Navigating the intersections of Blackness and queerness, William is adamant about creating a safe place for marginalized folks to share their truths unapologetically.
William is also a writer. Having grown up as an isolated queer youth, his stories celebrate the Black queer experience from a place of strength and healing. William channels this skill as a narrative therapist and will support you to define your journey on your own terms. He sees therapy as a mirror: just like you are brave enough to reflect on your story, William is privileged to hear it and build on new understandings with you.
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Saint Paul University (2020)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours), Carleton University (2016)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Living Works)
LGBT2Q+ Foundations (Rainbow Health Ontario)
Trans Awareness Training (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association)
Counselling LGBTQI Refugees (Capital Rainbow)
Brief Narrative Therapy Training (Family Services Ottawa)
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association