I believe therapy is built on trust, safety, and mutual respect, and so I bring my real self to my relationship with clients in order to meet and discover the ‘self’ you want to become. Together, we will explore the physical, emotional, and environmental factors creating friction in your life, and work towards sustainable and meaningful change. Life is full of challenges, and I will accompany you in learning to build resilience in the face of those challenges, without becoming overwhelmed.
I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and am a registered Social Worker. I have additional training in the areas of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), emotion-focused family therapy, Nurturing Parenting programming, and trauma therapy.
I work with school aged children (6-12) and adults. I am a member of the Trans Affirming Network.
Like you, my own experiences—such as the chronic illness of a loved one, grief around the loss of my mother, the nuances of navigating the ups and downs of marriage, raising a young family, and exploring my own individuality and purpose – have fundamentally shaped who I am and how I see the world. I’m a work in progress. With every changing phase of life, I learn new things about myself – some of which I welcome, and others, not so much. Along the way, I’ve found drawing on the unique perspectives of others (both personal and professional) has brought depth to my story in meaningful and often unexpected ways
I am currently available Monday’s 3:30 – 9pm, and Saturdays 9 am – 1pm
Fees for counselling are $200 per hour. A therapy hour is considered 50 minutes. I am available for a free 15 minute meet and greet to determine if we are a good fit. Please see our fees section for more details.
Many of the folks I see are looking for a safe place where they can explore, learn, heal, and grow with someone they trust. It is my goal to provide a supportive and empowering environment where you can utilize your internal strengths and resourcefulness to create meaningful change. Life can be difficult and overwhelming at times, and often we feel alone in our suffering. I believe healing happens in relationship, and together, we will use mindful awareness and curiosity to explore and understand your emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and body.
I have completed a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, with additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Sensitive Yoga.
I work with individuals ages 16 and older across Alberta and Nunavut and have a particular interest in working with young adults. I am also a registered provider with Medavie Blue Cross/Veterans Affairs, Breaking Free Foundation, The Alberta Medical Association Physician and Family Support Program, and the Trans Affirming Network.
• Anxiety, including general anxiety and panic disorders
• Stress management and self-care
• Depression and suicidal ideation
• Emotion regulation
• Life transitions, including relationship changes, entry/exit from work and school, becoming ill, becoming a parent
• Managing and adapting to significant health concerns
• Post-secondary related concerns, including stress, procrastination, and burnout
• Substance misuse, including personal substance use or navigating the impact of a loved one’s substance use
• Stress and burnout
Like you, my own experiences—such as the chronic illness of a loved one, grief around the loss of my mother, the nuances of navigating the ups and downs of marriage, raising a young family, and exploring my own individuality and purpose – have fundamentally shaped who I am and how I see the world. I’m a work in progress. With every changing phase of life, I learn new things about myself – some of which I welcome, and others, not so much. Along the way, I’ve found drawing on the unique perspectives of others (both personal and professional) has brought depth to my story in meaningful and often unexpected ways.
I am available Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and every other Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fees for counselling are $200 per hour. A therapy hour is considered 50 minutes. I am available for a free 15-minute virtual meet and greet to determine if we’re a good fit. Please see our fees section for more details.
My approach to therapy is a collaborative one built on a strong and trusting relationship. I am here to support you in exploring and gaining a deeper understanding of the thoughts, feelings or challenging experiences that have brought you to seek therapy. In doing so, we can work to uncover narratives that support your well-being, and skills that will help you move forwards towards more peace and contentment in your relationships to yourself and others.
I have a Masters of Social Work degree and am a Registered Social Worker in Alberta. I have completed specialized training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. In addition, I access specialized supervision and training around eating disorder support. I have also completed training through Canadian Perinatal Mental Health.
While I do not think it is necessary that a counsellor has been through similar experiences to their clients in order to support them effectively, I do think that having shared lived experiences can sometimes provide clients with a greater sense of ease and connection with their therapist.
Some of the things that prospective clients may find it useful to know about me are that I am the parent of a young child and have also experienced a pregnancy loss. I am grateful to be part of a multi-cultural family and am passionate about practicing therapy from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens. I am also in recovery from an eating disorder. For each of these areas, I am able draw upon personal as well as academic knowledge when supporting clients who are going through similar circumstances.
I am currently available on Mondays from 4-6 pm and Tuesdays from 4:30-7:30 pm.
I am currently available for a free 15-minute telephone consultation to connect and find out if we would be a good fit for working together. My fees are $200 per 50-minute session. I have a sliding scale that is available upon request. In this case we can have a conversation about your financial needs.
I help people like you understand the reasons for your suffering and create a roadmap for a more content and fulfilling life. I believe that a large part of the stigma surrounding mental health comes from a belief that mental health struggles and mental illness are a result of some sort of inherent flaw or inadequacy. I approach my work from the perspective that there is a logical reason (often many) for your struggle. There is a piece of the puzzle that makes your struggle (or your symptoms) make sense. If we can figure out what this is, we have a roadmap for moving forward.
I have a Masters of Counselling degree and am registered as a Psychologist in Alberta. I have training in cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma therapy, EMDR therapy (including attachment based EMDR and advanced training), ego state therapy, eating disorder therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and narrative therapy. I am committed to furthering my training on a regular basis.
Teens 13+ and adults. The exception is eating disorders. Because family work is so important in the treatment of EDs in teens, and I am not a family therapist, I work with teens with EDs only in exceptional circumstances. I work with people of all religions, races, ethnicities, abilities, and gender and sexual identities and aim to be an ally to the oppressed. I am a registered provider with the Recovery Care Collective, Breaking Free Foundation, and the Trans Affirming Network.
You might notice that you fit into several of these categories, and this is not a coincidence. There is significant overlap between my areas of practice. For example, the experience of grief can involve trauma and life transitions often involve anxiety.
I live with chronic illness and am in recovery from an eating disorder. I have also experienced grief, most notably related to the death of my mother and to my illness. I have lived through the trauma that often accompanies these lived experiences and have benefited from my own EMDR therapy. Finally, I was a competitive athlete (rhythmic gymnastics and dance) into adulthood so have a special interest in working with athletes, particularly in aesthetic-based sports.
I see clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with evening appointments available on Tuesdays. The nature of therapy is that it is often intense, emotional, and concentrated. It is important for me to be fully attuned with and present for each client that I see. I work with my mind, my heart, and my body all at once to help my clients and it is hard (but very rewarding) work. In order to ensure I am maintaining effectiveness in my work, I limit the number of clients that I see each week. I have learned that this is the most effective and sustainable way for me to be of service to my clients.
Fees for counselling are $225 per hour. A therapy hour is considered 50 minutes. Please see our fees section for more information.