On our life journey, we’re often confronted with obstacles that cause us to feel pain and suffering. We might find ourselves overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, or difficult life transitions. None of us are immune to suffering as it is part of the human condition. Yet we do not necessarily have to be at the mercy of this suffering, and in fact, each one of us possesses an innate capacity to not only heal, but rise above our struggles stronger, wiser, and more whole. I believe that within each person, there lies an abundance of resiliency and wisdom that will naturally emerge under the right conditions. Counselling can be a powerful source for individuals to tap into their own internal strengths. It can provide space to heal past wounds, to find greater fulfilment, peace, and meaning in life.
At the core of therapeutic change is the relationship between client and therapist. As a psychologist, my first and foremost goal is to create an atmosphere of safety, openness, genuine compassion, and empathetic support. I strive to truly hear my clients, to understand and appreciate their individuality and their experiences. I believe in working together collaboratively, to find a healing path that is suited and customized for each unique individual. With an integration of both evidence-based scientific findings and spiritual tenets, I strive to deliver interventions that work.
My eclectic therapy approach takes elements from Hakomi (mindfulness based somatic psychotherapy), Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Gottman’s Method, Existential Analysis, and Mindfulness and Attachment research.
I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree in 2013. I am a member in good standing with The College of Alberta Psychologists, as well as a member of The Psychologist Association of Alberta.
My work experience in a variety of mental health settings coupled with my clinical training, has provided me a wealth of experience in treating a variety of presenting concerns including:
Body Image issues
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
- Viktor Frankl
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