You're going through a hard time right now. Maybe you're struggling to get through each day. Maybe you're struggling to make a decision in your life. Perhaps you don't feel like yourself and you wonder what happened. But you've made a decision that something has to change. You're ready now to start feeling better. You're ready to move forward. And THAT takes courage. I believe that we – all of us – have within us the capacity to make change. I provide confidential, caring and compassionate counselling/psychotherapy to help you as you deal with challenges you may be experiencing to your psychological, emotional, mental or personal well-being.
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 over a decade of professional counselling experience, have completed a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta, which is one of only four such programs accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology with the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL.
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 MacEwan University , 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
reflect on your situation, life or goals
resolve to make a change or try something different, and
renew your relationship with yourself, your dreams, or with others
Reflect. Resolve. Renew.
The types of issues that I work with in counselling include
· Substance Abuse
· Relationship issues
· Trauma (sexual, physical, as a result of accidents)
· Parenting Issues
· Social Skills Development
· Process/Behavioural Addictions (shopping, gambling, internet, sex, etc.)
· Partners of Addicts (substance, gambling, internet, sex, etc.)
· Family Issues
· Grief, Loss and Bereavement
· Academic Issues
· Social Anxiety
· Vocational Issues
· Work or Occupational Stress
· Work/Life Balance
· Issues of Purpose
· Self-Identity and Self-Esteem
· Self Empowerment
· 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 780-800-0407 (toll-free 1-888-850-8761) 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 www.imatterpsych.com to see if I can be of service.
I am a member of the following professional associations:
College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)
Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA)
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Green Cross Academy of Traumatology