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My Approach

My training as a trauma informed, evidence-based therapist comes through a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling.  In addition to over twenty years in various helping professions, I also hold a second Master’s Degree in Community Economic Development.  Through my roles as a youth worker and also as a case manager at the Children’s Aid Society (now “Family Connexions”) I had many opportunities to engage in counselling relationships with children, youth and families.  While I found satisfaction in that aspect of those jobs, I came to realize that as a counsellor I often lacked the expertise needed to address many of the concerns before me.  So I decided to take the step to go back to school to gain knowledge and experience as a psychotherapist.  With a Master’s level training and education, hundreds of hours of additional professional development, plus twenty years of field experience I feel prepared to come alongside you as you work to reorient your life in a more healthy direction. 


My faith inspires me to do this work.  Some people want to engage in therapy from a spiritual perspective.  While I never impose my beliefs onto another person, for those whose relationship with Creator forms an important part of their life, I am happy to bring the spiritual and/or the Bible into therapy.

I have extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and provider status for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I have additional training and experience with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Narrative Therapy. I specialize in working with PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders.

While I bring some training and experience in the area of therapy and counselling, you are the expert on your life. Therapy is a collaborative process in which your experiences (both positive and negative) and strengths combine with the skills I have learned to move you towards becoming the person you were meant to be. 

As a therapist I am constantly looking for ways to grow.  The interactions I have with my clients consistently surprise, challenge and push me in new and interesting directions.  I look forward to continuing this journey with you.

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