I pride myself on developing strong and respectful relationships with children, families, and community-partners, and work quickly to assess situations and provide the necessary support. I promote emotional well-being and problem-solve with parents. My greatest joy is connecting with children and their families.
Sylvie received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a double minor in Women’s Studies and Criminology at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada. She went on to earn her Master’s in Human Services at Springfield College in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Sylvie spent 18 years working for a community mental health agency, where she had a variety of roles throughout her years there, the last being as a behavioral health provider. She also provided case management and supportive counseling to patients in a small practice, where she worked for 9 years. Sylvie has spent her career supporting children and their families. In addition to working in medical and academic settings, she has community outreach and home-visiting experience. Sylvie works in our Portland office and Tigard office.
Sylvie moved to the Portland area in August of 2017. She and her husband enjoy all that the northwest has to offer. On any given weekend, you can usually find them in the Columbia River Gorge or on the coast camping, hiking, and sightseeing.
Sylvie loves to try new foods and wine, and has really appreciated all that the Portland food scene has to offer. She also likes to cook and bake in her spare time.
Sylvie and her husband have extended families on the East Coast- hers in Quebec, Canada, and his in Vermont. Sylvie grew up in a tiny town called Stanstead, which sits directly on the border of Vermont. One of the main streets in her hometown is called Canusa because one side is in Canada and the other side is in the United States. Having been raised in a French-speaking household with her Father, and her older brother and sister, she is proud to be bilingual.