Registered Provisional Psychologist
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta. I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Athabasca.
Over the years I have worked within non-profit organizations and different school settings helping many school-aged children, adolescents, families, and adults. Areas of emphasis include high-risk youth, ADHD, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, self-harm, emotional regulation, self-esteem issues, relationship issues (separation, divorce), anger management, and grief and loss.
My education and professional background provide me with a unique and effective approach to counselling. Utilizing a person-centred and strengths-based approach I believe in providing a safe, supportive, and empowering environment in which clients feel heard and validated.
Personalizing each client’s counselling experience, I draw from a number of approaches including mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, attachment theory, and narrative therapy.
In my practice I have helped to co-facilitate various psychoeducational and therapeutic groups for adults which include anxiety, depression, bipolar, mindfulness and self-compassion. I also have additional training in the Grief Recovery Method and Gottman Therapy Method. In addition, by working together I help couples who are experiencing challenges in their relationship by providing new ways of communicating and building stronger connections within their relationship.
Currently, I am working towards additional training in equine-assisted therapy, play therapy and animal-assisted therapy with my golden doodle Kona.