Counselling can be one way to deepen self-understanding, explore different options/choices/perspectives, and have support towards living a more satisfying and resourceful life. People pursue counselling to address a wide range of concerns: depression, grief/loss, anxiety, relationships, body image/eating issues, stress management, making sense of a medical diagnosis, navigating life transitions, or a desire for personal development. I currently focus my practice on supporting adults in individual counselling.
I am very fortunate to have a career that allows me to deepen my curiosity and understanding of the human experience. I have a profound respect for the complexity of a client’s life and for the courage it takes to seek counselling to explore growth and the possibility of change. I am humbled by the opportunity to support clients in creating meaning from the struggles and triumphs of life.
It can be challenging to reveal truths, feelings, and experiences that may not have been shared with anyone else. I believe in taking the time to develop an understanding of each clients’ unique circumstances to form the foundation for a strong therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I work with clients to consider challenges and problems in new ways. I aim to be genuine and respectful, to listen, and to support clients in finding the answers they already know.
My approach is driven by the needs of the client, is informed by mental health research, and draws from constructivist, narrative, cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, and person-centred frameworks. I emphasize clients’ strengths, values, and inner wisdom to facilitate clarity, growth, and change.
I am a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists who has completed Masters-level education in counselling psychology. I am also a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. Aside from counselling, I enjoy connecting with family/friends, travelling, walking my dog, doing yoga and ballet, and sipping cups of tea.