I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, as well as a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. I am also a Canadian Certified Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology, and I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University in 2021. I completed specific coursework during my graduate degree around trauma and completed additional trauma, depression, and anxiety training through the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. As well, I have completed Gottman Level 1 and 2 training.
I have worked within the realm of mental health since 2014 in a variety of capacities, including as a psychoeducational group facilitator, as a community support worker/behavioural counsellor, addictions counsellor, and as a manager. The settings I’ve worked at include correctional facilities, community corrections, and residential detox. I completed my practicum for my graduate degree in a private practice setting. All of these experiences and roles together have helped to make my practice well-rounded.
I utilize a collaborative, client-centered approach. I have experience in Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Depending on your treatment goals, we can discuss and determine together if one approach solely or if a combination of different approaches may be helpful. Our working relationship is the most influential factor in attaining your goals so I hope to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment where you feel comfortable in working together to address your concerns.