Candace is a registered social worker with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Memorial University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She has been working in the field of mental health and addictions for several years, but has developed a specific interest in working in the field of women’s health and sexual health. Her goal is to create a safe, judgment-free space where individuals can work through the challenges they are facing as she has noticed that healthcare systems often fail to monitor and address issues such as sexual dysfunction, postpartum depression, and miscarriage grief and loss. Her therapeutic work has largely been focused on working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and other social issues. Candace uses a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and feminist approach to therapy that borrows components from evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialetical Behavioural Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She is passionate about destigmatizing women’s health issues, promoting sexual wellbeing, and exploring the nuanced aspects of mental health.
In addition to Candace’s passion for women’s health, she is passionate about accessible and affordable housing. She works as a Program Manager for a Supportive Housing Program in the city. When she isn’t working, Candace spends most of her time hanging out with her friends, trying out a new recipe in her kitchen, or lifting weights at the gym.