When my partner and I decided to become foster parents over a decade ago, we had no idea how it would change our lives. As we opened our home to over 25 children, we gained a unique understanding of the challenges children and families face when dealing with trauma and other difficult situations.
Our experience as foster parents led me to pursue a career as a therapist. I aim to provide a compassionate and empathic environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I understand the importance of love, support, and guidance in helping individuals heal and overcome adversity.
As a therapist, I appreciate the resilience of the human spirit and the power of hope and healing. I am honored to help my clients navigate challenges and work toward a brighter future. My experience as a foster parent has given me a unique perspective that allows me to connect with my clients more deeply.
I understand that negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can impact all aspects of our lives, from our relationships to our work and social lives. That’s why taking the first step toward change is crucial. I strive to offer my clients the best possible therapeutic experience by utilizing a compassionate and intuitive approach.
I am a trauma-informed therapist with extensive training in various therapeutic approaches, including EMDR, Bereavement Counselling, Grief Recovery, and Hypnotherapy. I aim to provide each client with personalized care that meets their unique needs. I believe that therapy should be tailored to the individual, and I am committed to utilizing the most effective combination of therapeutic styles to achieve optimal outcomes.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information or to schedule a consultation. I am dedicated to helping my clients overcome challenges and achieve their goals.
As a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) and Practicing Psychotherapist, I am committed to helping my clients achieve their therapeutic goals. With specialized training in Hypnotherapy, Grief Recovery, Trauma Informed Therapy, and the Gottman Method for relationships, I offer a compassionate approach to counseling that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Additionally, I am an EMDR trained professional, and hold a university degree with a major in psychology. My aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where my clients can feel supported on their journey towards healing and growth. To further my skills, I received my Grief Recovery Specialist training with the Grief Recovery Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. As a member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA), I adhere to their professional standards and ethical guidelines.
About The Practice
Welcome to my page. I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals navigate through life’s challenges and overcome them. Choosing a therapist is like choosing a trusted partner to accompany you on a journey, and I am committed to being that supportive presence for you.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is crucial to the success of therapy. While research shows that the type of therapy used is important, the connection between the therapist and the client sets the foundation for progress. As such, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions.
My therapeutic approach is integrative, so I tailor my methods to meet your needs. I draw upon various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and mindfulness-based therapy. By utilizing a holistic approach, we can work together to identify the root causes of your challenges and develop strategies to overcome them.
As your partner in the healing process, I encourage you to express any concerns or feedback you may have during our sessions. Effective communication is essential in building a strong therapeutic relationship, and I am committed to fostering open and honest communication with you.
I am a firm believer in the power of change and the resilience of the human spirit. While we cannot change the past, we can always take steps toward a brighter future. With the right tools, support, and guidance, you can make positive changes in your life that will lead to a more fulfilling and satisfying future.
Thank you for considering me as your therapist. I am honored to be a part of your journey toward healing and growth.
A successful working relationship is most important and determined by the following criteria
Satisfaction in the working relationship between me and you.
Working collaboratively toward mutually agreed-upon goals.
Re-evaluating the problems that first brought in your request for treatment.
Asking yourself if you’ve made a commitment to eliminating whatever the presenting problem is and talking honestly about the personal roadblocks that may stop you from staying committed to your successful outcome.
Therapy can be an invigorating and rejuvenating experience but it is important to note that sometimes it can become harder before it becomes easier.
The relationship with you as my client is most important and you too, have a very important role to play in what it takes to best work with you.
Some people prefer a more “straightforward” approach to accountability, while others prefer an approach that has a softer touch. Never be afraid to ask for what you need.