I love spending time with my family and friends and enjoy being outdoors, playing sports, camping and white-water canoeing.
Professionally, I am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families to thrive; and helping leaders and organizations to excel.
I am a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where I obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Psychology and a Master of Education degree in Counselling. During my M.Ed. I completed a double major in personal and career counseling.
I have been providing formal counseling since 1996. I have provided counseling to individuals, couples and families, serving a diverse population and addressing a variety of issues and challenges. To see my areas of specialty, please see above the tab titled View Specialties. Throughout my career, I have also consulted with professional treatment providers and to case managers and insurance adjusters/adjudicators.
Alongside my private counseling practice, I have also worked in a variety of professional settings. Most recently, since 2010, I have worked (and continue to do so) as a Clinical Manager/Supervisor, selecting, training and supervising counselors and providing consultations to: organizational leaders/managers; Human Resources and Occupational Health personnel; and to case managers, adjusters, and adjudicators for auto, STD and LTD claims.
My counseling approach is flexible depending on the needs of the client. However, I typically use a client-centered, solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach. When counseling, I consider the whole person: their mental, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and vocational condition.
I provide counseling to individuals, couples and families. I am comfortable serving adults, youth and school-aged children (age 10+ years).
I also provide leadership support (e.g., executive coaching, leadership/management consulting and leadership mentoring) to leaders of organizations in the business, social and church sectors.
I provide counselling in person, by video, or over the phone. I am available early mornings, days and during evenings to accommodate people’s work schedules.
I am a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), number 2039-G.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (003296).
I also have professional liability insurance.