​​I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP #2422) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC #4420), with a Master of Education in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. I work with adolescent and adult clients; my work with adults is supervised by Dr. David Smith, CPsych.​

About Me



My work relies on building a warm and open therapeutic alliance through which clients may investigate their beliefs about themselves and others, explore their personal histories and relational patterns, and develop new strategies to gain awareness and regulation of their emotional reactions. I employ a client-centred approach that integrates a range of therapeutic orientations including a focus on family of origin, emotions, self-compassion, acceptance and mindfulness. 

          

From 2006 to 2017, I worked as a counsellor for young adults, primarily in university settings. During these years I was heavily involved in developing post-secondary mental health programming. I helped to create and run Carleton University’s From Intention to Action (FITA) program, which supports students through 1-on-1 counselling. At the University of Calgary, I founded a student support program named STEPS, which has remained active over the years.


My theatre training in the UK and Canada has brought to my work a knowledge of emotional awareness, communication, mindfulness, interpersonal connection, and presence.

Specializing In  


Stress​ Management

e.g. quieting the mind, being present, relaxing


Mood

e.g. anxiety, depression


Relationship Issues

e.g. family, peers, dating, partnerships


Procrastination and Avoidance

e.g. procrastinating on tasks, self-isolating, staying in bed


Anger Management

e.g. responding impulsively, snapping, yelling


Self-esteem and Confidence

e.g. self-criticism, body image, assertiveness

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