Counselling can be an effective way
of working through the many challenges with which life presents us. It takes a
tremendous amount of courage to take that step to invest in yourself and seek
counselling help and support. I believe that we – all of us – have within us
the capacity to make change. I provide confidential,
compassionate counselling/psychotherapy to help you as you deal with challenges
you may be experiencing to your psychological, emotional, mental or personal
I am Registered
Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists
in the province of Alberta and I currently practice in both Edmonton and St.
Albert. I bring a decade of professional counselling experience, have completed
a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology with the Adler
School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL and am currently
enrolled in the last year of a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology
at the University of Alberta,
which is one of only four such programs accredited by the Canadian
Psychological Association (CPA) in Canada.
I have completed additional training in
Compassion Fatigue with the Traumatology Institute
in Toronto, ON and am a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist via the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology in Minnesota, US. In
addition to my clinical work, I have taught courses in Psychology and
Educational Psychology at both the University of Alberta and Grant
, respectively, and co-facilitated seminars in
Patient-Centred Care at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine.
At this time I work
primarily with individuals (adults and seniors) and with groups. At this time I
do not work with couples but hope to add services for couples in the future.
I am committed to
creating and maintaining a calm, supportive and safe environment in which you,
as the client, can
on your situation,
life or goals
to make a change or
try something different, and
with yourself, your dreams, or with others
Reflect. Resolve. Renew.
The types of
issues that I work with in counselling include
Trauma (sexual, physical, as a result of
Social Skills Development
Process/Behavioural Addictions (shopping,
gambling, internet, sex, etc.)
Partners of Addicts (substance, gambling, internet,
Grief, Loss and Bereavement
Work or Occupational Stress
Issues of Purpose
Self-Identity and Self-Esteem
Assertiveness & Boundary Setting
Anger …and More.
If you’re not sure if your particular challenge/issue is
something that you can work on with me in counselling then please call me at
1-888-850-8761 (toll-free) to discuss.
I believe that people from all cultures,
ethnicities, religious and spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations deserve
acceptance and to be treated with basic respect and dignity.
Please Note: Through
my company called IMatter I also provide services
specifically for healthcare professionals and if you are a healthcare
professional I hope you will take a few moments to visit the IMatter website at
to see if I can be
I am a member of the following professional associations:
of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)
Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA)
Psychological Association (CPA)
Psychological Association (APA)
Green Cross Academy of Traumatology