“When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts
in a way that can transform our lives.”
– Kristin Neff
I believe in providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental space where people can share openly and explore the difficult and painful parts of life. I see therapy as a collaboration between clients and myself where clients are empowered to grow, heal, and create lasting change in their lives. Witnessing transformation in the lives of my clients is a great privilege, and I feel a deep sense of joy and gratitude to be a part of this experience.
I work with clients of all ages in the areas of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-harm and suicidality, relationship concerns, work concerns, parenting issues, life transitions, self-worth, spirituality, chronic health conditions, and pain.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor creates a safe place for healing, and the therapeutic approach provides the tools needed for change. In my practice, I utilize a variety of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). I believe in providing education to clients on treatment options and approaches and collaborating with them to find the best fit. I also value feedback from clients to guide and inform the treatment process and to ensure they experience meaningful change.
Educational and Professional Background
I am currently a provisionally Registered Psychologist practising under supervision in the areas of counselling and rehabilitative mental health psychology. I completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in school and counselling psychology. During the eight years of practice in the human services and mental health field, my experience included community counselling services and clinical work with youth in residential settings.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and T.E.A.M. Techniques Intensive Training
Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories
Assessing and Treating Sex Addiction
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)