I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. - Carl Jung
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
My counselling practice has been focused on the areas of trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, separation, and recent changes in life. I am also experienced in areas such as suicidal ideation and self-harm, chronic illness, depression, and pain, as well as behavioural problems in children and youth (aggressive, impulsive, oppositional, and sexual behaviour problems). As a registered provider with the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and Veteran Affairs, I extend my assistance to people in these areas of service.
I am a humanistic therapist at the core. My approach is grounded in existential and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapies. Depending on my clients’ needs, I also use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), and Complicated Grief Disorder Therapy (CGDT), as well as mindfulness and self-compassion approaches. My practice is informed by research in psychology, education, and neuroscience to offer my clients everyday tools for balance and health.
I see therapy as a safe place for my clients to heal, learn, and grow. I strive to be a caring and engaging professional, who makes clients feel comfortable and supported. I enjoy helping people master challenging circumstances and live their lives fully.
I provide comprehensive differential diagnosis and psycho-educational assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. My assessment practice includes the following purposes: contribute to clarity about personal strengths and beneficial supports, treatment planning, as well as learning and community accommodations.
I have been registered with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists since 2013. My practice has included the areas of clinical, counselling, and school psychology services with adults, adolescents, and children. Upon registration, I provided assessment and treatment in residential and community-based services.
I started working in private practice, establishing Horizon Psychological & Counselling Services in 2017. During the last several years, I have served as a co-owner and Clinical Director of our clinic.
I am dedicated to developing quality, evidence-based, sustainable services, and support systems for people in Saskatchewan and across Canada. I am also deeply committed to enhancing the training of mental health professionals in our province and creating capacity for services in various areas of need. I provide supervision to provisionally-registered psychologists, as well as professional consultations to counsellors and psychologists, both within the clinic and in the community.
Prior to becoming a registered psychologist, between 2007 and 2013, I worked in several mental health roles in community mental health services, residential treatment, university, and high-school settings. My experince included counselling, treatment planning, risk assessment and management, development and facilitation of psychoeducational programming, as well as clinical leadership and education. I continue to use the skills gained in these settings in my professional practice and deeply value the professional relationships established over the years.
Psychology Association of Saskatchewan
Association for Contextual Behavioural Science
American Psychological Association
Determinants of brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders
Adverse life experiences, trauma, grief, traumatic grief
Resilience and vicarious resilience
Training and professional development in psychology
Linguistic and cultural diversity in psychological services
Humanitarian response to disasters and war
Human rights and equity
Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster (Harvard Online) online course
Complicated Grief Disorder Therapy (Columbia Center for Complicated Grief) practice-focused intensive training, Level II
Complicated Grief Disorder Therapy (Columbia Center for Complicated Grief) training, Level I
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Immersion (Dr. Steven Hayes) online course
Telepsychology Best Practices 101: Clinical Evaluation and Care (APA) online course
Clinical Applications of Self-Compassion online conference
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) online course
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) online course
Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training (Train the trainer)
ADOS-2 training and supervised practice
FASD Assessment/New Assessment Guidelines (SK Health Region) training
Family Systems Therapy Training
DSM-5 Comprehensive Workshop (Dr. Michael First) Psychology Association of Saskatchewan Conference
SASSI administration and scoring, and clinical interpretation training (Level 1 and Level 2)
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for children and adolescents training
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of anxiety in adults training
“WhyTry” Program for behavioural difficulties in children and youth, training
Self-Harm Behaviour in Youth: Issues and Strategies Workshop
Mental Health First Aid training
Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment (Dr. John Lyons) training
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training
Putting neuro-developmental research into your everyday practice workshop
Head injury, traumatic brain injury, and its impact on the brain: Application for clinical practice workshop
Understanding Children’s Sexual Behaviours: From natural and healthy to disturbed, training
Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) training
Discovering Knowledge: Sharing a Path, Indigenous awareness training
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Lions Quest K-8 Training: Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescents training