I am a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta and additional training in evidence-based therapies: Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My passion lies in working with adults who are experiencing depression, shame and guilt, low self-esteem, relationship concerns and grief. I welcome individuals of different backgrounds, experiences and worldviews.
Emotions provide important information to guide us towards what we need most in our lives. Avoidance of emotions can lead to stuck, lingering feelings that are no longer useful. My primary therapy approach emphasizes experiencing of emotions in order to either identify adaptive information or to transform lingering bad feelings. However, therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I tailor my approach to each person by collaborating on issues of most importance, integrating therapy approaches, incorporating your beliefs about healing and asking for feedback. I create a safe and trusting therapy relationship through warmth, compassion, empathy and shared humour to build comfort with sharing vulnerably.
Choosing a psychologist can feel daunting and it takes a lot of courage to share your personal concerns with someone new. Contact me for a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to ensure a good match.
- Emotion Management
- Body Image
- Grief and Loss
- Family of Origin Concerns
- Relationship Issues
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT)