I am currently taking a leave from work. I will begin accepting new clients mid-to-late 2021.
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, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My passion lies in building resilience within adults experiencing depression, trauma, shame, low self-esteem, relationship concerns and grief. I welcome individuals of all 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 as well as reliance on potentially harmful coping behaviours. 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 the focus of therapy, integrating therapy approaches, incorporating your beliefs about healing and asking for feedback.
It takes a lot of courage to disclose personal concerns. I create a safe and trusting therapy relationship through warmth, compassion, empathy and shared humour to build comfort with sharing vulnerably. Contact me directly for a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation or to schedule an initial appointment.
- Trauma and PTSD
- Disordered Eating
- Substance Use Concerns
- Emotion Management
- Body Image
- Grief and Loss
- Family of Origin Concerns
- Relationship Issues
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Humanistic Therapy