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.
I see therapy as a safe place for my clients to heal, learn, and grow. I am passionate about working with people who have experienced trauma, loss, separation, and recent changes in life. I am also experienced in areas such as suicidal ideation and self-harm, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, pain and behavioural problems (aggressive, impulsive, oppositional and sexual behaviour problems).
I hold Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE) and provide comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessments that help my clients discover their unique strengths and receive needed supports. To find out more, take a look at our psychological assessment services or get in touch. I will be glad to answer your questions and, through the assessment process, offer practical strategies for optimizing learning, work, and relationships.
I am a humanistic therapist at the core. My approach combines existential, gestalt, and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapies. Depending on my clients’ needs, I also use Dialectical Behaviour (DBT), Cognitive Processing (CPT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural (TF-CBT), and Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGDT) therapies, 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 strive to be a caring and engaging professional, who makes clients feel comfortable and supported. I enjoy helping people overcome challenges and live their lives fully.
I am a Registered Psychologist practicing in the areas of clinical, counselling, and school psychology for the last 9 years. My practice has included adults, teens, and children. Prior to becoming a registered psychologist, I worked in various mental health and clinical leadership roles in community mental health services, residential treatment, university counselling, and high-school psychoeducational programming.
Practice-Focused Training in Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Immersion with Steven Hayes (online course, in progress)
Telepsychology Best Practices 101: Clinical Evaluation and Care training
Clinical Applications of Self-Compassion course
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) course
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) course
Family Systems Therapy training
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for children and adolescents
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for treatment of anxiety in adults
Suicide Prevention and Intervention training (Train the Facilitator)
Self-Harm Behaviour in Youth: Issues and Strategies
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Understanding Children’s Sexual Behaviours: From natural and healthy to disturbed
“WhyTry” Program training. Solution-focused and motivational treatment program for children and adolescents
Lions Quest K-8: Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescents training
Mental Health First Aid training
Putting neuro-developmental research into your everyday practice workshop
Head injury, TBI, and its impact on the brain: Application for clinical practice workshop
FASD Assessment/New Assessment Guidelines training