“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”
— Anna Freud
People often come to therapy at a time when they are stuck in a pattern, with depression, anxiety, or relationship issues. With therapy, you can learn the root of your problems, including when and why those patterns started. I see therapy as a means of answering the question, “Why?” “Why do I make the choices I do?” “Why does this seem to keep happening?” Once you have an understanding as to “why,” then you can start making long-lasting changes to improve your life.
I have a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Co-op) in Psychology from University of Alberta and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. I am registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. Over the past 9 years, I have worked a variety of settings, including community, hospital, and private practice. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and groups to better function in their daily lives.
I work mostly from a psychodynamic perspective, as it promotes insight and looking deeply into one’s past, to understand how past events impact current functioning. However, I also draw on client-centered, narrative, solution-focused, emotion-focused, and other treatment modalities to help clients reach their goals. It is important to me to be flexible in my approach, as each person experiences change in a unique way.
My goal as a Psychologist is to guide you to become your own therapist; using what you learn about yourself and relationship dynamics, you can continue to grow and improve after your last session.
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