My training is in psychology, trauma, addictions and body centered approaches to healing. I am trained in relational psychotherapy, and work in a way that allows the client and therapist to utilize the therapeutic connection to "unpack" problems together in a supportive atmosphere.
Understanding environment, having curiosities, discovering creativity and stumbling in humour are important features in the way I work with people.
I have a history working in a variety of community, educational and residential settings. Through the years I have had the opportunity to work with a wide spectrum of people, including men, women, children and youth. I have been in private practice since 2014.
I am a firm believer that each person has the capacity to grab on to their ideal self within, finding happiness and contentment in doing so.
My initial goal in therapy is to provide a safe and supportive environment for my clients; where a trusting relationship can form. Together, we can then explore existing obstacles, and work towards developing new perspectives and skills to overcome them.
Working with survivors of trauma has been a focus of my career. The impact of boundary betrayals is immense and can be pervasive through out our lives. Long-standing issues of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationship difficulties and compulsive behaviours can result. Working through these issues can be life changing.
According to the standards of the regulating body the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada, it is up to myself to ensure that part of maintaining competence and acquiring skills in counselling, I engage in a process of Professional Development and ongoing Clinical Supervision. This is essential to my work.
“When you are in psychological distress and someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels wonderfully good!”