I am a Registered Psychologist with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta and a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle.
I have gained over 9 years of experience from various roles at The Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury, Braemar School, The Zebra Child Protection Centre, Momentum Walk-In Counselling, and the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton before taking the leap to open and operate my own private practice.
I provide support to individuals who have experienced trauma, in addition to other concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and stress. I believe that professional development is essential for maintaining competency in this field and for delivering comprehensive and evidence-based treatment to my clients. For that reason, I have sought out a variety of training opportunities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Natural Processing (NP).
I am a client-centred therapist that works from an attachment and feminist-based lens. I believe you know you better than anyone (certainly better than I ever will!) and that the therapeutic relationship that we create together is central to your experience in therapy. There will always be an open invitation for you to provide feedback to me about what works for you and what doesn’t. I also recognize that our experiences are informed not only by the process that is occurring within us, but also by the intricacies of the relationships we have and the systems we exist within. In our therapeutic relationship, there will be space to hold these complexities.
If I sound like I may be a good fit to support you with working through the challenges you have been facing, you are welcome to book your first session here. If you would like to get to know me a bit better and ask some questions, please connect with me here to book a free 20-minute consultation.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support and I am grateful that your search has led you here. I hope to hear from you soon so we can take the next step together towards achieving your goals.
(2020) Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD – Dr. David Paul
(2019) Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR, Natural Processing - Craig Penner
(2018) Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors - Dr. Janina Fischer
(2018) EDMR Advanced Training- Dr. Andrew Leeds
(2017) EMDR Basic Training – Sue Genest
(2014) Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress - CTRI
(2014) CBT Training for Hoarding Disorder – Dr. Christiana Bratiotis
AREAS OF FOCUS
Interpersonal Trauma & PTSD
Anxiety & Mood Disorders
Sexual Violence and Abuse
Interpersonal and Family Violence
Self Esteem & Self Worth
Communication Issues & Healthy Boundaries
Grief & Loss
Personal Growth & Self-Development